Employment Law Alert - February 2011


In this issue: Supreme Court Expands Scope of Retaliation Claims; and Follow-up: NLRB Facebook Complaint Settled.

Excerpt from 'Supreme Court Expands Scope of Retaliation Claims':

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision dramatically expanding the reach of Title VII's anti-retaliation provision. In this decision, the court held that an employee who claimed he was terminated because his fiancé filed a discrimination claim against their common employer may pursue a retaliation claim under Title VII.

In this case, Eric Thompson and his fiancé, Miriam Regalado, were employed by North American Steel. Ms. Regalado filed a discrimination claim with the EEOC alleging sex discrimination. Three weeks later, the company fired Thompson. The company asserted that it terminated Thompson for poor performance.

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