U.S. Supreme Court
The Court will to determine whether Title VII's anti-retaliation provision protects an employee who alleged he was terminated in retaliation for his then-fiancée's EEOC claim alleging sex discrimination. The company argued that he was not retaliated against within the meaning of Title VII because Thompson did not actively oppose any unlawful employment practice or participate in any discrimination proceeding.
Status: DECIDED. Amicus brief filed in support of employer on 10/29/10. Oral argument set for 12/7/10. Decided 1/24/11 in favor of plaintiff.