Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.
Holding: For purposes of the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the term filed any complaint includes both oral and written complaints. (Kagan, J., recused).
Plain English Holding: The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits retaliation against workers for complaining about violations of the Act even if the complaint is oral rather than written.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded on March 22, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).
- Last week at the Court in Plain English (Lisa Tucker, March 28, 2011)
- Opinion analysis: FLSA protects oral complaints (James Bickford, March 26, 2011)
- The Term so far in plain English (Lisa Tucker, November 1, 2010)
- Argument Recap: Court seeks clarity on what counts as a â€œcomplaintâ€ under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Anne Lee, October 18, 2010)
- Argument preview: The Fair Labor Standards Act and oral complaints (Anna Christensen, October 11, 2010)
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the United States of America in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Asian American Justice Center, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Equal Justice Society, National Partnership for Women & Families, and National Women’s Law Center in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for 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 in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Equal Employment Advisory Council, National Association of Manufacturers, and the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center in Support of