Holding: Title VII's ban on workplace retaliation against an employee who challenges discrimination also protects a co-worker who is a relative or close associate of the targeted employee. (Kagan, J., recused.)
Plain English Holding: Title VII prohibits an employer from retaliating against a worker who complains of discrimination by firing that workerâ€™s fiancÃ©e. Moreover, the fired fiancÃ©e can sue the employer for violating Title VII. (Kagan, J., recused.)
Judgment: Sixth Circuit reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on January 24, 2011.