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Smith v. Bray (7th Cir. 2012)

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Seventh Circuit Decision Says Under “Cat’s Paw” Theory Individual Supervisor May be Held Liable for Causing the Employer to Retaliate Against Employee June 7, 2012

Franczek Radelet P.C • June 08, 2012
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded, in an issue of first impression, that an employee who does not directly make the decision to terminate another employee, but who influences that decision on the basis of an impermissible bias, may be held individually liable under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 in a subsequent lawsuit.