Section 704(a) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids an employer to retaliate against any employee because that worker "opposed" unlawful discrimination.
The question presented is:
Does section 704(a) prohibit retaliation against a worker because of the worker's statements:
(1) only when the statements are made to the worker's own employer or to federal or state anti-discrimination agencies (the rule in the Tenth and Fourth Circuits), or (2) also when the worker's statements are made to any other person (the rule in the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits)?
Eric Schnapper and Mark A. Buchanan, Petition for a Writ of Certiorari. Debord v. Mercy Health System of Kansas, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2664 (2014) (No. 13-1118), 2014 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 1120 (2014) https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-court-briefs/28