Justice Scalia Pens Employee-Friendly Opinion on Retaliation

In Business Law, Legal News by FASHIONENTLAW™

Every employer should be aware of this latest Supreme Court case, especially fashion and entertainment businesses. Discrimination claims, particularly in fashion, is not uncommon.

“Federal law bans employers from retaliating against a worker for filing a discrimination claim.

But does federal law ban employers from retaliating against a close associate of a worker who filed a discrimination claim?

In a word, yes.

In a unanimous 8-0 decision on Monday (Justice Elena Kagan did not take part in the decision), the Supreme Court ruled that employers can be sued for such behavior. Click here for the story, from the WSJ’s Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin.

Bravin writes that the ruling marks the latest in a string of employee victories on retaliation: “While some business issues have polarized a court known for ideological splits, the justices have showed little tolerance for employer efforts to evade civil-rights laws by retaliating against workers who invoke them.”” ~ WSJ has the full story.



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