Supreme Court Issues Cert in "Cat's Paw" Case

EEOC v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. is a case out of the 10th Circuit involving the so-called "cat's paw" theory of liability. Put simply, it involves the issue of whether an employer is liable for discrimination in a discharge case where the decision-maker making the discharge decision had no discriminatory animus, but the discharged employee's direct supervisor (who provided information acted on by the decision-maker) arguably did.

Here is a link to the 10th Circuit opinion.

Here is a more detailed summary of the case below from Ross' Employment Blog.