In Crawford v. Metropolitan Government, the U.S. Supreme Court in January, 2009 unanimously declared that federal law protects workers from retaliation, even when the worker did not personally complain about discrimination on the job. Ms. Crawford asserted she was fired after cooperating with a sexual harassment investigation. Writing for the majority, Justice David Souter favored a broad reading of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which forbids retaliation against workers who report race or gender discrimination. The case provides further protection for those who experience workplace retaliation after cooperating an official harassment investigation.
US Supreme Court Protects Workplace Whistleblowers
About the Author: Richard Rizk
“Helping Everyday People, Every Day” is not just a slogan. It is my passion. I seek justice for you, an injured and/or disabled person facing a powerful insurance company or employer. Why? Because helping folks in claim distress makes best use of my unique blend of insurance defense and inside claim handling experience. I worked for insurance companies or their law firms from 1990 to 2001. As a result, I know insurers and employers have great power and sometimes abuse that power. I now work to prevent that from happening. I opened Rizk Law Offices in 2002. I have a big heart and insights only a former insurance attorney can have. Call me if you think I might be able to help you. – Richard H. Rizk