The Reverse-Discrimination Trap
Flynn, Gillian, Workforce
An ironic aspect of a reverse-discrimination claim is that it's often the result of an employer's attempt to honor diversity. A company wants more women and people of color in the workforce, but white males feel that they aren't getting a fair shake. Karen L. S. Fine, an attorney with Jackson DeMarco & Peckenpaugh in Westlake Village, California, offers advice on this tricky area of employment law.
Under what type of law does reverse discrimination fall?
Reverse-discrimination suits can arise under Title VII or the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, basically providing that no state can deny equal protection of its laws to its citizens. Or the suits arise under …
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Publication information: Article title: The Reverse-Discrimination Trap. Contributors: Flynn, Gillian - Author. Magazine title: Workforce. Volume: 82. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 2003. Page number: 106. © 2009 Crain Communications, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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