Category Archives: Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

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Michigan Court of Appeals Rejects “Cat’s Paw” Theory in Employment Discrimination

Recently an employer, Pepsico Pepsi Beverages Company, won a summary disposition in an age discrimination claim filed under Michigan law. (Damghani v Pepsico, 9/10/2015) But the real significance of this case has to do with the court rejecting the application of a common employment discrimination theory often referred to as the “cat’s paw liability.” Background of … Continue Reading

Playbook for Addressing Age Discrimination under Michigan and Federal Law

The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have been one of the surprising success stories this season. One of the reasons for the team’s success is the commitment it made to an older (ancient by NFL standards) coaching staff. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (Kevin Clark), The Cardinals’ Secret: Elderly Coaches, highlights the Cardinal organization’s deliberate … Continue Reading
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