It's Who You Know, Not What You Did

Law360 (March 7, 2011, 1:40 PM EST) -- In Thompson v. North American Stainless LP, 562 U.S. ___,131 S. Ct. 863, 178 L. Ed. 2d 694 (2011), decided on Jan. 24, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court took a fresh look at who is "a person aggrieved" under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the result is a viable cause of action for an employee who may have been injured in retaliation for someone else's protected conduct. So, suddenly for third-party claimants, it's who you know that matters.

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