Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cat's Paw Theory of Employment Discrimination

Definition: where an adverse employment action (e.g., termination/firing) by a "clean," non-discriminating upper-level executive is alleged to have been infected by a lower-level supervisor who had discriminatory animus.

1 comment:

  1. This also may apply to the adverse employment action of a discriminating upper-level executive when the decision is in opposition to the non-discriminating direct supervisor.