Court makes ruling that workers cooperating with retaliation investigations of employers are protected from job discrimination.
Wired PR News.com – The Supreme Court has made a ruling that workers who’ve cooperated with retaliation investigations against employers have federal legal protection from job discrimination. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Court ruled in favor of Tennessee school system employee, Vicky Crawford, who was found to be eligible to proceed with taking legal action against her former employer for dismissing her.
As noted in the AP report, the court’s ruling reversed the 6th U.S. Court of Appeal’s decision that the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s Title VII provision was not applicable to workers who cooperate with internal investigations of employers.
Crawford reportedly filed a civil rights lawsuit after being fired for claiming she was subjected to unwanted sexual advances during an interview for an investigation into complaints against an official of the school system in which she had worked for over 30 years.