New U.S. Supreme Court Holding on the Scope of Retaliation Claimants under Title VII


Well, the Supreme Court did not make employers wait very long in the new year to rule on one of our “Ones to Watch” cases of 2011, Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP.

Some of you may recall that the issue in Thompson was whether someone “close to” an employee who makes a complaint under Title VII may also file a claim for retaliation under Title VII, or whether such claims may only be asserted by the employee who makes the underlying complaint.

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