Supreme Court Tackles Section 1981 Retaliation Case

Law360, New York (February 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in CBOCS West Inc. v. Humphries, marking the second time this week that the court heard a case that raises the issue of whether an employer can legally retaliate against a worker who complains about discrimination.

The Humphries case centers on the question of whether a retaliation claim is cognizable under 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, which was originally enacted as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Gomez-Perez v....
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