Dr. Frank J. Cavico, Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba
Recent Supreme Court decisions prohibiting retaliation by employers against employees seeking to vindicate their rights pursuant to civil rights anti-discrimination laws have significant consequences for employers and managers. The very recent Supreme Court decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP emerges as a very important civil rights decision which materially extends the class of persons who are protected against retaliation in the workplace. The Supreme Court retaliation decisions, particularly the Thompson case, are examined herein; the implications of these Court decisions are addressed; and appropriate recommendations are offered to employers and managers on how to avoid liability for retaliation pursuant to civil rights laws.
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