Staub v. Proctor Hospital

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employers May Be on the Hook Under the Cat's Paw Theory of Liability

    September 20, 2012

    In Staub v. Proctor Hospital, 131 S. Ct. 1186 (2011), the United States Supreme Court considered whether an employer can be held liable for employment discrimination based upon the discriminatory animus of a lower level manager or supervisor who influenced, but did not make the final employment decision. This is known as the cat's paw theory of employer liability.