Title

The Supreme Court’s Open-Ended Protection Against Third-Party Retaliation Doctrine

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

In January 2010, the Supreme Court finally had the opportunity to express its view regarding the viability and scope of the third-party retaliation doctrine. In Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, the Court contradicted the federal appellate courts and unanimously held that Title VII prohibits employers from engaging in third-party retaliation. This article analyzes the consequences of this decision.