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Supreme Court Reviews Retaliation Standards

When Sheila White was hired as the only female forklift driver for Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co.'s train yard in Memphis, Tenn., little did she know she'd become the center of a legal storm that could rock employers nationwide.

Several months after the railroad hired her in June 1997, White complained of sexual harassment and was reassigned from operating a forklift to the more strenuous task of maintaining tracks. A short time later the company suspended her for alleged insubordination.

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