We often hear about “Cat’s Paw” discrimination, but it is little understood by most individuals. This article hopes to clarify that.Cat’s Paw discrimination cases come up often in private sector and federal employee cases.In short, “Cat’s Paw,” is used to describe an individual motivated by discrimination who influences innocent decision makers into making a illegal decision.This is referred to as Cat’s Paw discrimination. This can apply to federal and private sector employment cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or in courts.
Our lawyers handle sexual orientation discrimination cases, representing employees who have been discriminated or faced retaliation as a result of sexual orientation discrimination. Until very recently, the ability to pursue sexual orientation claims under the Civil Rights Act look like fairly settled law. However, there have been recent changes for employees to at least consider when considering the filing of such claims.