Boyd v. State of Washington, 187 Wn.App. 1, 349 P3d 864 (2015)

The Court significantly clarified the law in reference to the circumstances which will impute liability to an employer based upon the conduct of a biased supervisor who does not make the final employment decision – the so called ?cat?s paw? theory of liability; that employer actions taken together may constitute an ?adverse employment action,? even though considered individually they may not; and affirmed the rejection of a proposed 17-question special verdict form is cumulative and confusing.? WELA?s motion to publish was granted.? Jeffery Needle and Blythe Chandler wrote the motion to publish.

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