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Thompson v. North American Stainless

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-291 6th Cir. Dec 7, 2010
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Jan 24, 2011 8-0 Scalia OT 2010

Holding: Title VII's ban on workplace retaliation against an employee who challenges discrimination also protects a co-worker who is a relative or close associate of the targeted employee. (Kagan, J., recused.)

Plain English Holding: Title VII prohibits an employer from retaliating against a worker who complains of discrimination by firing that worker’s fiancée. Moreover, the fired fiancée can sue the employer for violating Title VII. (Kagan, J., recused.)

Judgment: Sixth Circuit reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on January 24, 2011.

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