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Employer Retaliation:
Robinson v. Shell Oil Co.
Argued: Nov. 6, 1996 Decided: Feb. 18, 1997
Vote: 9 to 0
At Issue: Whether a company may be sued, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for retaliating against a former employee after the employee has left the company.
Decision: The Court
ruled that federal anti-discrimination law prohibits employers from writing bad job references or otherwise retaliating against former employees to punish them for filing claims.

Read the full text of the Robinson v. Shell Oil Co. decision at the FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.


Background from The Post
Court Protects Ex-Employees From Retaliation (Feb. 19, 1997)


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