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Supreme Court Requires “But-For” Causation in Title VII Retaliation Claims



by Manesh K. Rath
Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office

Jacquelyn L. Thompson
Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office

July 18, 2013

Previously published on July 12, 2013

The Supreme Court recently defined the standard of causation for Title VII retaliation claims, holding that a plaintiff must prove that he would not have suffered an adverse employment action but for the protected activity. The case is University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar.


 

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