Lawyers React To High Court Ruling On Retaliation Suits

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that workers pursuing Title VII retaliation claims must show that their employer would not have taken action against them if the employee had not complained of unlawful discrimination. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the 5-4 ruling is significant.

Randy Avram, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

“While the difference between a ‘motivating factor’ and a ‘but-for cause’ is likely to be lost on most juries, the Supreme Court has effectively raised the summary judgment hurdle for Title VII retaliation plaintiffs. This effect...
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