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April 1, 2012


Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles


Employment Law


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The "cat's paw" model of proving a supervisor with discriminatory or retaliatory animus caused a termination had long been accepted in California and across the country. This article addresses the decision in Joaquin v. City of Los Angeles that ignores and tries to eviscerate this longstanding model.

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Beverly Tillett Pine

Beverly Tillett Pine is a partner in the AV-rated firm, Pine & Pine, in Sherman Oaks, California, and focuses her practice... Read More

Martin I. Aarons

Martin Aarons was elected to the CAALA Executive Committee in 2019, and is an employment law trial attorney. He, along with... Read More

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