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REEVES v. SAFEWAY STORES, INC., H024375

An employer may be liable for retaliatory discharge, even though the ultimate decision to discharge is made by a manager with no knowledge that the worker has engaged in protected activities, so long as its retaliatory motive was an actuating, but-for cause of the dismissal.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/29/2004
  • Published 07/29/2004

Judges

  • RUSHING, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Theresa L. Pfeiffer, Los Gatos, for Plaintiff and Appellant William McLeod Reeves.

  • For Appellees:
  • Littler Mendelson, Nancy E. Pritikin, San Francisco, Neda N. Dal Cielo, San Jose, for Defendant and Respondent Safeway Stores, Inc.
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