Employment Law

California Supreme Court Articulates the Mixed Motive Defense for Employers

July 26, 2013

In the recent case of Harris v. City of Santa Monica, 56 Cal.4th 203 (2013), the California Supreme Court clarified the “mixed motive defense” that employers frequently use in litigation. The mixed motive defense generally applies where, although the plaintiff has shown an employer’s intentional discrimination, the employer has also proved it would have made […]

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