Monday, April 17, 2006

High court to consider retaliation claims

From a report by the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses are confronting a new dilemma: how to maintain control in the workplace after an employee complains of sex or race discrimination without drawing a more damning charge of retaliation.

Retaliation claims have risen dramatically, and the Supreme Court considers Monday what legal standard should be used to evaluate the seriousness of changes in employment made by supervisors who may be angry over an employee’s discrimination complaint.

A decision by the court could affect the balance of power in government and private workplaces nationwide.
The case is Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway v. White, 05-259.