The Latest in Retaliation Law: The Supreme Court Confirms The Breadth of Employee Protected Activity

May 2009
Employment Law Notes
As many employers are aware, retaliation claims now comprise one of the largest sources of litigation and potential liability arising out of the workplace. In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that federal law broadly protects employees who “oppose” discriminatory conduct. The Court’s decision in Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee clarifies one area of retaliation law and provides an opportunity to review other aspects of the law so as to minimize the chances of future retaliation claims.