Tag Archives: Third Party Retaliation

Third Party Or Associational Retaliation Is Now Actionable Under Title VII

In an 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled recently that an employee who claims he was fired because his fiancée filed a sex discrimination charge against their mutual employer may pursue a retaliation claim under Title VII. Thompson v. North American Stainless (S.Ct. 1/24/11).… Continue reading this entry

The Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Third-Party Retaliation Claim

What if an employee claims to be the victim of retaliation not because he or she filed a charge of discrimination or participated in an investigation, but because of his/her “close association” with another employee who did? Would such an employee have a claim under Title VII? This was the question debated in the Supreme … Continue reading this entry