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Supreme Court Says Company Can't Fire Employee's Fiancée
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court says companies can't fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired... Read More

Split U.S. High Court Finds Higher Standard For Title VII Retaliation Claims
Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Retaliation claims filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 must prove but-for causation, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 24, rejecting the lessened causation test outlined in 42 U.S. Code Section 2000e... Read More

Supreme Court: Title VII Forbids Third-Party Retaliation
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer may not use third-party reprisal as a means of retaliating against the third party's fiancée, an employee who filed a discrimination claim, and the third-party employee has standing to sue the... Read More

Employer Compliance Guidance for Whistleblower Provisions Under New Food Safety Modernization Act
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

As previously reported by Keller and Heckman LLP, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law on January 4, 2011. While most of the provisions regarding stricter food safety standards will not be effective until 2012, FSMA... Read More