JPMorgan Ducks Worker's Facebook Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday threw out claims alleging JPMorgan Chase & Co. fired a former underwriter in retaliation for complaints about wage conditions on Facebook, but kept alive class claims alleging overtime pay violations.

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore dismissed the retaliation claim without prejudice, agreeing with JPMorgan that Lilli Morse needed to have filed a formal complaint with her employer in order to support her claim that JPMorgan had fired her in retaliation.

"Although the statutory requirements may be satisfied by an informal workplace grievance procedure, Morse does not allege that she made anything close to a...

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