• Effect of Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP -- Employers Now Likely to Face Third Party Retaliation Claims
  • February 23, 2011
  • Law Firm: Hiscock Barclay LLP - Syracuse Office
  • On January 24, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision which held that an employee can assert a retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (“Title VII”),1 even if he or she does not directly engage in a “protected activity” (e.g., complaints of workplace discrimination or harassment). In effect, the Court’s decision expands Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision to cover, in some circumstances, claims brought by third parties.