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Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP Amicus Brief

2010-11 preview of the U.S. Supreme Court

While discrimination in the workplace has been unlawful since 1964, it is unfortunately still prevalent, and workers who report potentially unlawful behavior, file discrimination charges or engage in other activity protected by Title VII remain vulnerable to retaliation by employers who seek to punish and deter them from such activity. This is especially true for women in male-dominated environments, as longstanding social science research makes clear that they experience higher levels of harassment and other forms of discrimination than do women in other fields. An extensive body of research further documents that fear of retaliation and other substantial barriers deter workers from reporting discrimination, and that such fears of retaliation are well-founded, especially for women in male-dominated fields. … Back to Article

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