Supreme Court Spurns Investigation Retaliation Case

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 3:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Seventh Circuit case over whether the Civil Rights Act's anti-retaliation provision protects a hospital worker from being dismissed because she cooperated with her employer's internal investigation of sex discrimination.

Janet Hatmaker, a part-time chaplain employed by Memorial Medical Center, a hospital in Springfield, Ill., brought the suit against the hospital alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Hatmaker's petition, filed with the Supreme Court in November, also asked whether an employer...
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