Who is Entitled to Protection from Retaliation?PDF
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In 2011, the Supreme Court held "firing a close family member [of a complainant] will almost always" permit a claim for third-party retaliation. Since Thompson, third party retaliation claims have continued to grow. Angie Vincent-Hamacher served on a panel at the American Bar Association's 13th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference and discussed how courts have determined whether different co-employee relationships were sufficient to allow a third-party retaliation claim to proceed. The panel also compared the analysis of third-party claims under Title VII with analysis of such claims under anti-retaliation provisions of other labor laws such as the FLSA.