Calif. Gov. Vetoes Bill To Overturn Mixed-Motive Bias Ruling
By Erin Coe
Law360, San Diego (October 11, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday rejected a bill that would have redefined what employees need to prove and allowed them to seek greater recovery in mixed-motive discrimination cases, letting stand a California Supreme Court decision that has been viewed as a legal victory for employers.
In February, the state high court ruled in Harris v. City of Santa Monica that employers don’t have to pay damages when discrimination factors into a firing if the worker would have been terminated anyway for a legitimate reason....