Civil Rights Cases
Ruben, George, Monthly Labor Review
Civil rights cases The Supreme Court issued several rulings that were generally viewed as restraints on women's and minorities' efforts to redress allegedly unfair employment practices.
In Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Antonio, the Court held that employees must now prove that racial imbalances in their employer's work force result from practices that have no valid business justification. Under the previous interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a statistical indication of racial imbalance was sufficient for a finding of discrimination, even if there was no evidence that the employer intended to discriminate. Title VII prohibits discrimination in employment based on sex or race.
The case, which originated 15 years ago, involved salmon cannery workers, mostly Filipinos and Alaskan Natives. They claimed that Wards Cove Packing's …
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Publication information: Article title: Civil Rights Cases. Contributors: Ruben, George - Author. Journal title: Monthly Labor Review. Volume: 112. Issue: 8 Publication date: August 1989. Page number: 50+. © 1999 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. COPYRIGHT 1989 Gale Group.
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