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Thompson v. N. Am. Stainless, LP, 09–291

In an action brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by a man claiming he was fired by his employer in retaliation for his fiancee's filing of an EEOC complaint against the same employer, the Sixth Circuit's affirmance of District Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of employer are reversed and remanded where: 1) if the facts the worker alleges are true, his firing constituted unlawful retaliation; and 2) Title VII grants worker a cause of action.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/07/2010
  • Decided 01/24/2011
  • Published 01/24/2011




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