Case: Discrimination/Retaliation (11th Cir.)

April 5, 2021, 9:03 PM

A U.S. Supreme Court decision that federal workers can prove age discrimination with evidence that bias tainted an adverse employment action in any way applies equally to claims that a federal worker was subjected to retaliation for opposing job bias, the Eleventh Circuit ruled. The court of appeals vacated a district court’s grant of summary judgment on a Veterans Affairs Department clinical pharmacist’s Title VII retaliation and hostile work environment claims and remanded for reconsideration under the proper more lenient standard, rather than the “but-for” causation standard that applies to the private-sector. Her retaliation claim hinged on the same facts...

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