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Supreme Court Expands Scope of Retaliation Claims Yet Again

March 25, 2011

Employers often ask whether they can insist that complaints about workplace conditions must be made in writing.  On Monday (March 21), the United States Supreme Court ruled that oral complaints about pay issues, the subject of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), can lead to retaliation claims.  The same standard applies to other discrimination (sex, race, religion) claims.


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