11th Circ. Lays Out Standard For Cat's Paw Age Bias Suits

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 9:08 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled last week that workers claiming age discrimination must show that age was the “but-for” cause of their employers' actions, even when they are bringing claims under the cat's paw theory of liability.

In a decision handed down on Jan. 17, the appeals court refused to revive an Age Discrimination in Employment Act suit brought against global services provider MVM Inc. by former employee Solomon Sims Jr., 71, who claimed he was selected for termination as part of a reduction in force because...
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