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Labor and Employment Alert: Supreme Court Gives "Thumbs-Up" to Cat's Paw Claims

In Staub v. Proctor Hospital, the United States Supreme Court recently endorsed the “cat’s paw” theory of employer liability. In the employment law context, the “cat’s paw” theory permits a finding of employer liability where the final decision maker relies on information supplied by biased subordinates — even if the decision maker has no personal animus against the employee. 

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