Friday, January 05, 2007

When is employer liable for subordinate's bad motive

SCOTUSBlog reports here that the Supreme Court has granted this cert petition, presenting this interesting question:

Under what circumstances is an employer liable under federal anti-discrimination laws based on a subordinate's discriminatory animus, where the person(s) who actually made the adverse employment decision admittedly harbored no discriminatory motive toward the impacted employee.

I have written a little bit about this in the past; it is a particularly lively issue in government cases, where the decision-maker is a group of people.

SCOTUSBlog also reports
that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear another appeal related to the long-running litigation between athletic powerhouse Brentwood Academy and the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

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