Employee filed suit against former employer alleging that employer terminated his employment in retaliation for his fiance filing a charge of discrimination against the employer alleging gender discrimination. Joining other Circuits, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, today held that Title VII retaliation claims can only be asserted by those persons who actually engaged in the protected activity. A copy of the decision can be read here.

If you would like additional information or guidance on retaliation claims, or other Title VII claims please contact Eric W. Gunderson.