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Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic

Docket No.: 09-834
Certiorari Granted: 03/22/10
Argued: October 13, 2010
Decided: 03/22/11

Topics:

anti-retaliation FLSA, ADA, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Arbitration, Civil Rights Act, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, Discrimination in Employment, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, NLRA, National Labor Relations Act, Natural Resources, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Title VII, anti-retaliation, judicial review, patent, protected activities, retaliation, willful violation, willfulness

PartyNames: Kevin Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Petitioner: Kevin Kasten
Respondent: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: 585 F.3d 310
Supreme Court Docket

Kevin Kasten
v.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Question Presented:

Is an oral complaint of a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act protected conduct under the anti-retaliation provision, 29 U.S.C. ยง 215(a)(3)?

Question:

The Fair Labor Standards Act protects employees from retaliation for complaining about violations of the statute. Does the protection apply only if the complaint is in writing?

Note:

JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART

Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic
ORAL ARGUMENT

10/13/10

Listen to Oral Argument in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic
Holding: vacated and remanded
Vote: 6-2
Recused: J.,
Opinion By:
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