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Court backs Wal-Mart in anti-gay employee firing

From The Chicago Sun-Times | A federal appeals court has ruled that retail giant Wal-Mart was within its rights to fire a Joliet store employee who told a lesbian co-worker that she would go to hell because God does not accept gays, and that the dismissal was not religious discrimination.

High court extends job bias protections to relatives

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal law barring retaliation against a worker for complaints about on-the-job discrimination also protected the employee’s relative from unlawful dismissal.

The high court unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired from his job at a stainless steel manufacturing plant in Kentucky after his fiancee, who also worked there, filed a discrimination complaint. Get the full story »