'Reasonable Belief' And Retaliation Under Title VII

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Section 704(a) of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Right Act (42 U.SC. section 2000e-3(a)) forbids an employer from retaliating against an employee who has filed a claim or complaint of discrimination.

In the language of the statute, an employer cannot discriminate against an employee who has “‘opposed any practice’ made unlawful under Title VII or ‘made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in’ a Title VII proceeding or investigation.” Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White, 548 U.S. 53, 126 S.Ct. 2405, 2408...
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