Archive for October 2019

Employment Law and the “Cat’s Paw” Theory of Liability

In a recent decision, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court summary judgment for the Defendant employer in a case in which the Plaintiff asserted what is known as the “cat’s paw” theory of liability.  Under this theory, where an employer takes adverse action against an employee (i.e. termination or discipline), even…

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