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California Supreme Court Holds That Employee Must Prove That Adverse Employment Action Was “Substantially Motivated” by Discrimination, and Liability is Limited Where Employer Proves It Would Have Taken the Same Action Against the Employee Anyway

Posted in Employment

couthouse-flag.JPGHarris v. City of Santa Monica has been pending before the California Supreme Court since 2011.  On December 4, 2012, the Supreme Court held oral arguments, and issued its long-awaited opinion on February 7, 2013.  The issue pending before the …