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A good-faith belief that an employee violated work rules may not be enough to defeat a discrimination claim

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Earlier this month, a federal appellate court poked holes in what many considered an infallible employer defense to employee discrimination claims known as the “good-faith belief” doctrine.

Generally, when an employer believes that an employee engaged in behavior that warrants termination of employment, an employee who claims discrimination will lose as long as the employer’s belief was in good faith — even if the employer is mistaken.

Discrimination is unlawful, but being wrong about the reason(s) for terminating employment isn’t.

However, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals applied some guardrails to this doctrine when it concluded that when an employer’s

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