Harris v Santa Monica: A Victory for Employers!

In a recent case (Harris v Santa Monica) the California Supreme Court established a new standard in termination cases: When a plaintiff shows discrimination was “a substantial motivating factor” in an adverse employment action, but the employer demonstrates it would have taken the same action even absent such discrimination, the court cannot award the plaintiff damages, back-pay, or reinstatement. The employee may still be entitled to declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and/or attorney fees and costs. An Overall Victory for Employers in Mixed-Motives Cases | CEB Blog – http://ow.ly/hY1xv

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