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.The case is Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway v. White, 05-259.
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.
Monday, April 17, 2006
From a report by the Associated Press:
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