6th Circ. Cites Cat's Paw Ruling In Reviving Title VII Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that a supervisor's discrimination can be imputed to an employer's actions against an employee can support a Title VII claim if the worker can show the supervisor intended to cause harm, the Sixth Circuit said Friday.

The Sixth Circuit called on the Supreme Court's 2011 decision in Staub v. Proctor Hospital in reversing a trial court's grant of summary judgment for fiber manufacturer Toho Tenax America Inc. in a discrimination suit brought by an African-American worker, saying that the high...
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