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Thompson v. North American Stainless, No. 07-5040 (6th Cir. June 5, 2009)

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Relational Retaliation: More Than A Mouthful, Another Step Forward?

Ogletree Deakins • June 30, 2010
Jon Hyman at Ohio Employer's Law Blog has been all over the reporting of the 6th Circuit decision of Thompson v. North American Stainless, whose latest iteration at that level was an en banc rejection of a retaliation claim brought by an employee fired three weeks after his fiancee' filed a charge of discrimination against the same company. Since he himself did not engage in any protected activity, the en banc court overturned a panel decision which had held he was within the zone of protection of the anti-retaliation provisions.