The U.S. Supreme Court today, in CBOCS West Inc. v. Humphries, ruled 7-2 that the Civil Rights Act of 1866 — now codified at 42 U.S.C. 1981, prohibits retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination against others, when contracting rights are at stake.  It is an issue that often arises in workplace

As with other U.S. Supreme Court cases this term, there’s been more virtual ink spilled this week over two oral arguments scheduled for the U.S. Supreme Court this week that will examine some of the parameters of  when it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for complaining about discrimination.  For most employers, however, these cases