Avoiding Mixed-Motives: Mixed-Motive Discrimination in California Explained
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Adverse employee actions are rarely cut and dry. There are always two sides to the story in any workplace conflict.
But what happens when a situation with a difficult employee is particularly messy?
For example, what happens if a poorly performing employee announces she is pregnant? What will be the trump card in the eyes of a jury - to err on the side of protecting an employee's rights, or an employer's right to fire that employee and have a more competent worker take her place?
Recent rulings by both the California and U.S. Supreme Courts have changed how employers need to approach so-called "mixed-motive" cases, where employers need to understand their potential liability in making hiring or firing decisions about employees who may also be in positions to bring legal action for perceived discrimination.
This is especially important to understand in labor-friendly California.
While the rulings are good news for employers, since an employee's burden of proof under the Fair Employment and Housing Act has been raised, there are still plenty of liabilities California employers must know about.
Join us for an in-depth webinar about how these recent rulings impact how companies need to approach potentially complicated employee discrimination cases. Your presenter, a seasoned California-based labor and employment attorney, will also give you pointers on how to effectively handle poor performers without breeding mixed-motive claims.
Participate in this interactive webinar for California employers, and you'll learn:
- The basics on mixed-motive cases - what they are, what they look like, and what to look for
- The background on recent court rulings in both the California and U.S. Supreme Courts, and what they mean to California employers
- A description of the kinds of discrimination accusations that can fall under the "mixed-motive" category - and how to avoid them
- Red flags that you might have a potential mixed-motive discrimination case on your hands
- Tips for handling poorly performing employees who may fall under the mixed-motive banner
- How this changes the kinds of damages your company may be responsible for
- The top three things you can do to avoid ever having to know what the phrase "mixed motive" even means
- And much more!
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to identify potential situations in your workplace that could breed mixed-motive discrimination claims and what you can do to protect your organization from liability.
About your presenter:
Attorney Marc Jacuzzi is a shareholder with the South San Francisco-based firm of Simpson, Garrity, Innes &Jacuzzi PC. His practice covers a wide range of employment law, including civil rights actions, wage claims, wrongful termination claims and tort claims with federal and state agencies. He also specializes in employment law counseling, where he advises clients on all aspects of employee relations. Mr. Jacuzzi, who previously practiced employment law at Cooley Godward in Colorado and San Francisco, is admitted to both the California and Colorado bars.
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