|Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Employee Retaliation Case|
April 17, 2006, Washington, DC. Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway v. White. At issue is whether an employer may be held liable for retaliatory discrimination for any adverse treatment that would "reasonably likely to deter" an employee from engaging in protected activity.
This case involved a female employee who complained that her supervisor
was sexually harassing her. After the employee reported the harassment
she was transferred to a more physically difficult assignment and
suspended for 37 days.