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Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 08-2820, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (June 29, 2009)

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Verbal Complaints About Time Clock Not Protected Under Federal Law.

Ogletree Deakins • August 13, 2009
A federal appellate court recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by an employee who claimed that he was fired after he allegedly made verbal complaints regarding the location of the company's time clocks. The court found that the worker could not establish a retaliation claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because only written complaints are "protected activity" under the federal law.