In an unanimous 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled Title VII protects workers from retaliation after the employee responds to questions in an internal investigation.  The Court held that Title VII protects those workers who speak out on discrimination during company-ordered investigations, not simply those investigations that arise from an actual discrimination claim. 

The case of 

In the corporate world as well as government, anonymous complaints about personnel — whether to a hotline, or via the mail — are seen as the price of doing business.  These anonymous whistleblowers sometimes can’t speak out because of their circumstances and some have legitimate points to make.  And some companies readily encourage such complaints

Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and Connecticut Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo released their own press release (download here) this afternoon regarding the investigation into Progressive Business Compliance. 

According to the press release, Bysiewicz and Lembo are  "warning Connecticut’s business community about a deceptive marketing campaign that falsely claims there is a ‘new’ requirement that employers

Yesterday, I broke the story about Progressive Business Compliance charging money for a free poster for a state and then highlighted the company’s website which made certain representations about the state of the law in Connecticut. 

In my post yesterday, I indicated that one of my colleagues had received some marketing materials that suggested there were new requirements and that

Only a handful of CHRO Human Rights Referee Decisions are issued each year — a number that has seemed to slow to a trickle recently.   But this month, the CHRO issued a lengthy decision in an age discrimination case.  In that case, CHRO Referee concluded that the Town of Bloomfield, Connecticut discriminated against a police officer because of his age when