Last week, I discussed the bounds
of the "honest belief rule" as a defense to a discrimination claim.
Yesterday, in Seeger
v. Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. [pdf] , [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]the 6th Circuit used that same
defense to affirm...
turned 20 last week and there has been a flurry of articles and posts
discussing how the FMLA has changed the workplace, whether it imposes too high
of a burden on employers, and predicting how it will likely continue to evolve.
Academic commentary aside, though, we all know that the FMLA...
The honest-belief rule is one of most effective shields available to employers in discrimination cases:
As long as an employer has an honest belief in its proffered nondiscriminatory reason for discharging an employee, the employee cannot establish that the reason was pretextual simply because it...