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Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 08-2820

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By FindLaw Staff on June 29, 2009 2:51 PM

In an action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act's retaliation provision, district court judgment against plaintiff is affirmed where: 1) the plain language of 29 U.S.C. sec. 215(a)(3) includes internal complaints as protected activity; and 2) unwritten, purely verbal complaints are not protected activity under the statute as the FLSA's use of the phrase "file any complaint" requires a plaintiff employee to submit some sort of writing. 

Read Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 08-2820

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Argued April 2, 2009
Decided June 29, 2009

Judges
Before Before BAUER and FLAUM, Circuit Judges, and KAPALA, District Judge.
Opinion by FLAUM, Circuit Judge.

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