High Court Won't Hear Ex-Sears Worker's Retaliation Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2013, 7:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a former Sears Holding Corp. employee who unsuccessfully argued that participating in an internal sexual harassment investigation was protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Without comment, the Supreme Court let stand an Eleventh Circuit ruling that dismissed the lawsuit of Janet Brush, who alleged that she was fired in retaliation for criticizing Sears' handling of another employee's sexual harassment claim.

In interpreting Title VII, the Eleventh Circuit applied...
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