DC Circ. Rejects DOI's Reading Of Title VII

Law360, New York (September 8, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has revived a Title VII retaliation claim filed by a U.S. Department of the Interior employee, holding that government employees can seek review of mixed administrative judgments without risking the favorable aspects of those judgments.

The district court misconstrued Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it dismissed DOI employee Cassandra Payne's retaliation suit on grounds that she pursued only the adverse aspects of a mixed administrative ruling, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
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