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US Argues For Broadened Scope In Retaliation Cases

Law360 (December 7, 2010, 8:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Office of the Solicitor General told the nation’s highest court Tuesday that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act should protect employees from being fired in retaliation when a relative or close colleague files a discrimination complaint against a common employer.

Even if the fired employee hadn’t engaged in protected conduct, that employee should be entitled under Title VII to seek recourse in court, acting Principal Deputy Solicitor General Leondra Kruger said in a 10-minute appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kruger participated in...
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