Title VII Doesn't Protect Policy Criticism, 11th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The 11th Circuit on Monday upheld the dismissal of a wrongful termination suit brought by a former Sears Holding Corp. employee, ruling that participation in an internal sexual harassment investigation does not constitute protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The appeals court said that Janet Brush, who alleged she was fired in retaliation for criticizing Sears' handling of a sexual harassment investigation, had no standing to bring a Title VII suit, since a disagreement with a company's internal policy is not covered...
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