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September 19, 2014

Breaking - Mixed Bag Ruling In California Mixed Motive Case

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued its widely anticipated ruling in Harris v. City of Santa Monica regarding the burdens in so-called mixed motive discrimination cases. Our Alert on the decision can be found here.California

This particular case had been pending before the court for three years, and should provide some guidance in cases where both legitimate and unlawful factors affect an employment decision. 

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Scott J. Witlin is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department and the Entertainment and Music Practice Group. Mr. Witlin handles traditional labor and employment matters, including arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations, compliance with various guild and union agreements, and union organizing campaigns. He represents clients in the entertainment and broadcasting, video game manufacturing, retail, consumer and industrial products, and transportation industries.

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