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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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Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic
Case Documents

1Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
2Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic Oral Argument Audio
3Opinion in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic
4Opinion in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic
5Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
6Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic Oral Argument Audio
7Petition for Writ of Certiorari
8Petition for Writ of Certiorari
9Petition for Writ of Certiorari
10Petition for Writ of Certiorari
11BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT, INTERFAITH WORKER JUSTICE, LEGAL AID SOCIETY, LEGAL MOMENTUM, NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS ALLIANCE, NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITIES CENTER UNITED, TEXAS RIOGRANDE LEGAL AID, SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER, CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE, INC., UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION, AND THE EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
12BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING PETITIONER
13Petition for Writ of Certiorari
14BRIEF OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
15Opinion in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic
16BRIEF AMICI CURIAE OF THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL CENTER IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
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