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.
- Decided 07/29/2004
- Published 07/29/2004
- California Court of Appeal
- 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.