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Minor v. Bostwick Laboratories, Inc., 10-1258

In a suit alleging that an employee's termination was in retaliation for reporting alleged Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations internally to her employer, the district court's dismissal for failure to state a claim is reversed, where: 1) intracompany complaints may constitute "fil[ing] any complaint" for purposes of the antiretaliation provision of FLSA; and 2) the plaintiff's allegations about how she presented her complaint to her employer met the standard required to survive a motion to dismiss.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/27/2012
  • Published 01/27/2012

Judges

  • Duncan

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • James B. Thorsen, King Fitchett Tower