• Employers Face Challenges De-Clawing the “Cat’s Paw”
  • March 10, 2011 | Author: Heather M. Sager
  • Law Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - San Francisco Office
  • In 1679, a little-known French poet named Jean de la Fontaine wrote a fable in which a monkey convinces an unknowing cat to steal chestnuts on the monkey’s behalf. The cat burns his paw; the monkey gets his chestnuts. The “innocent” monkey, thus, enjoys the benefits of the cat’s criminal efforts.