Supreme Court holds terminated fiancé may bring retaliation claim under Title VII

On 24 January 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP (No. 09-291), that an employee allegedly discharged because his fiancée filed a charge of sex discrimination against their mutual employer has a cause of action against the employer for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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