Navigating the Mixed-Motive Causation Standard in Title VII, ADA and FMLA Claims
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with a review how the mixed-motive causation standard is being applied in discrimination and retaliation cases and discuss practical implications for Title VII, ADA and FMLA claims.
- Mixed-motive causation—definition
- Raising the mixed-motive cause of action or defense
- At pleading stage
- At summary judgment
- At trial
- Relevant case law and implications for employment litigation
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is the mixed-motive causation standard and when does it typically arise in employment cases?
- How have courts recently ruled in discrimination and retaliation cases alleging a mixed motive?
- How can employers’ counsel successfully defend cases alleging mixed motive in light of differing circuit court rulings?
Grant T. Collins
Mr. Collins practices in both employment law and traditional labor law. On the employment side, he defends complex wage... | Read More
Mr. Collins practices in both employment law and traditional labor law. On the employment side, he defends complex wage and hour lawsuits, including resisting class certification, and advises clients on issues of termination, severance and compliance. Mr. Collins’ labor practice involves advising clients on a variety of labor-related issues, including the recent phenomenon of employee social media use, responding to unfair labor practice charges, and handling grievance arbitrations. He is Co-Editor of the Minnesota Employment Law Report and is a frequent commentator in the news media on labor and employment cases.Close
Jeanine Conley Daves
Ms. Conley Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and... | Read More
Ms. Conley Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant experience litigating race, age, gender, religion and disability discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions and whistleblower and retaliation claims. Ms. Conley Daves advises and counsels clients in all industries, particularly the manufacturing, retail, financial services and media and entertainment industries and has represented clients before numerous government agencies. She navigates clients through all areas of employment law, from hiring to termination.Close
Public and private-sector clients look to Ms. Gassman-Pines for guidance on a wide range of issues, from contractual... | Read More
Public and private-sector clients look to Ms. Gassman-Pines for guidance on a wide range of issues, from contractual disputes to corporate divorces. She defends clients facing employment claims in courtroom and agency settings, including discrimination, whistleblower, and retaliation lawsuits. Ms. Gassman-Pines also regularly advises and defends corporate clients and individuals related to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. She regularly educates audiences of in-house counsel, business executives and other trial attorneys about how to reduce liability exposure arising from business communications and also speaks across the country regarding recent developments in employment defense and investigations.Close