LGBTQ Workers Protected by Supreme Court Ruling

On June 15, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.  The decision was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch who wrote the opinion in the 6-3 ruling.  The decision states, “An employer who fires and individual merely for being gay…

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

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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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