3rd-Party Retaliation Case Leaves Open 'Relationship'

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 11:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently gave the green light to third-party retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but left open the question of what types of employee relationships could serve as the basis for such claims, putting it on lower courts to draw the line, attorneys say.

On Jan. 24, the high court breathed new life into a case brought by North American Stainless LP employee Eric Thompson, who claimed he had been fired because of a gender discrimination complaint lodged by...
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