1st Circ. Says Title VII Offers Broad Retaliation Ban

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 8:03 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Tuesday revived a suit alleging the Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps penalized a female firefighter-in-training for a gender-bias suit she lodged against the department, vacating a lower court’s finding that she couldn't bring retaliation claims under the Civil Rights Act because her original suit didn't invoke that law.

The three-judge panel found Title VII was designed to prevent employees from facing retribution for objecting to any practice the law prohibited, regardless of whether the complaint that triggered the retaliation mentioned the Civil Rights...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rodriguez-Vives v. PR Fire Fighters Corps

Case Number



Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Employment

Date Filed

May 7, 2013

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