Protection from Retaliation Extends to Employees Who Only Make Oral Complaints about FLSA Violations
In Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., the Supreme Court clarified the language contained within the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (Act) that forbids employers “to discharge . . . any employee because such employee has filed any complaint” alleging a violation of the Act, 29 U. S. C. §215(a)(3). In reversing the Seventh Circuit Court, the Supreme Court held that the scope of statutory term “filed any complaint” includes ORAL, as well as written, complaints.