11th Circuit Rules On Framework For Mixed-Motive Discrimination Suit

(March 10, 2016, 10:43 AM EST) -- ATLANTA — The burden-shifting framework established in McDonnell Douglas v. Green (411 U.S. 792, 93 S. Ct. 1817 [1973]) is not applicable to mixed-motive discrimination suit where the evidence is circumstantial, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Feb. 22 (Linda Jean Quigg, Ed.D. v. Thomas County School District, et al., No. 14-14530, 11th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 3007).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160311-036Z.)

Instead, the appellate panel ruled that the mixed-motive framework set forth in White v. Baxter Healthcare Corp. (533 F.3d 381...
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