Monday, January 24, 2011

High court affirms third-party standing in employer retaliation suit

By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer

Washington (CNN) -- Miriam Regaldo sued her employer for alleged gender discrimination. Three weeks later the company fired her fiancé, citing "performance issues." The couple then sued, claiming job retaliation for the original complaint aimed specifically at the man.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous ruling favoring the couple and concluding federal protections can include third-party victims of retaliation.

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