Academic journal article The University of Memphis Law Review

Introduction

Academic journal article The University of Memphis Law Review

Introduction

Article excerpt

Following an epic legislative struggle, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was enacted and became effective in July 1965. It was and, indeed, remains an enduring emblem of our democracy in action and reflects the moral imperative of workplace fairness and equality. During the forty years that have followed Title VII's enactment, the far-reaching economic, social, and cultural benefits of the principles of equality of employment opportunity it mandates have become increasingly apparent throughout our nation.

At the same time, the pressure of the increasingly diverse demographics of our local, state, and national populations that come together in today's employment setting, often bring forth differences and disputes in the workplace that frequently require for their solution, the application of the legal principles established by Title VII and the case law it has generated.

Our nation's reliance on the rule of law and our system of resolving disputes through our civil justice system has seen the development of ever increasingly complex legal issues and factual workplace problems. Their solutions within the context of our judicial system lie with our nation's lawyers and judges. …

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