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Worker Retaliation Suits Backed by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court bolstered the ability of employees to sue for retaliation, ruling in favor of a man who was fired after his fiancée complained about alleged sex discrimination at the same company.

The justices today unanimously said that Title VII, the federal law that covers gender and racial discrimination in the workplace, protects third parties from retaliation in addition to the person pressing the original complaint.