Supreme Court Won’t Hear Equal Protection Claim in Sex Bias Case

June 14, 2021, 1:44 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider whether a former deputy county attorney in Virginia can sue for retaliation spurred by workplace sex discrimination complaints under the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.

The justices declined to take up the case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which aligned with six other appeals courts that ruled equal protection claims can’t be brought for a pure retaliation claim. The Second Circuit has allowed retaliation claims to move forward, creating a split in circuits.

At the root of the issue is Collette Wilcox’s lawsuit against Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney Nathan ...

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