Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thompson Media Blitz - SCOTUS 3rd Party Retaliation

Last week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Thompson v. N. Am. Stainless. My initial summary is available in SCOTUS Decides "Fire the Fiance" 3rd Party Retaliation. Expect more coverage throughout this week.

Additionally, I was quoted in Lawyers USA Online: Supreme Court allows third-party retaliation claims:
"Third-party retaliation claims had been fairly limited by circuit courts," said Philip K. Miles, an associate in the State College, Pa., office of McQuaide & Blasko, who practices labor and employment law and general civil litigation. "Now we have this ruling saying not only is it available, but we aren’t going to tell you when."

But the Court’s decision was not exactly a surprise, he said. The Supreme Court has been fairly consistent in upholding retaliation claims in a number of circumstances in recent years.
Check out the whole article for good coverage of the case (subscription required).

Also, I will be making my third appearance on The Proactive Employer podcast, airing Friday, to discuss the case. Details here.

OK, I think that's all the shameless self-promotion I have... at least for now.

Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.