What is the “Cat’s Paw” Theory of Liability When it Comes to Retaliation?
Just like any community, the workplace is subject to conflict. Places of employment can be subject to strife based on differences of opinion, unreturned romantic interest, and racial prejudices. It can be difficult for employers to tease out legitimate discrimination claims from those manufactured to sabotage a co-worker. Employers are advised to exercise caution with employee complaints to avoid being burned by the Cat’s Paw theory of liability. What Is the Cat’s Paw Theory of Liability? The Cat’s Paw theory of liability is based on the fable in which a monkey tricks a cat into pulling chestnuts from a fire. Read more