The University of Memphis Law Review

The University of Memphis Law Review is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Fall

An Exemplar of Unintended Consequences: The Expanding View of "Sex" Protections in Post-Oncale Title VII Cases
I. INTRODUCTIONTitle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19641 was enacted by Congress during the peak of the civil rights movement, primarily to aid in the eradication of racism. In fact, the addition of "sex" as a protected Title VII category2 was somewhat...
Celebration of Title VII at Forty
It is a pleasure to be here to celebrate forty years of Title VII. It is a particular privilege to be in Memphis, a city that played a historical role in this nation's civil rights struggle as, among other things, the place where Martin Luther King,...
CLE Symposium: Fortieth Anniversary of Title VII
Today we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Title VII. Many in this room were not yet born at the time of its passage or do not remember a time when Title VII did not exist. I was thirteen years old and perhaps vaguely aware that Congress had passed...
Employment Law-Solon V. Kaplan: The Element of Control Is Paramount to Differentiating between Employers and Employees
When an individual initially concludes that he or she has an actionable claim under a federal anti-discrimination statute, he or she likely does not consider the importance of and the consequences that stem from his or her employment status. Because...
Forty Years after Title VII: Creating an Atmosphere Conducive to Diversity in the Corporate Boardroom
In the forty years since Congress passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,1 there have been significant changes in the landscape of American workplaces, schools, colleges, and universities, and in the number of economic opportunities to contract...
Fulfilling the Promise of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
I. INTRODUCTION2004 marked milestone anniversaries of two entwined building blocks of civil rights in the United States: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964(1) and Brown v. Board of Education.2 In a perfect world, Brown, decided in 1954, would...
Introduction
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...
Smith V. City of Jackson: Does It Really Open New Opportunities for ADEA Plaintiffs to Recover under a Disparate Impact Theory?
I. INTRODUCTIONThe recent Supreme Court decision in Smith v. City of Jackson1 has opened, or more properly reopened, a door previously closed in several federal appellate circuits for individuals alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment...
The Impact of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act on the Workplace-From a Legal and Social Perspective
I. INTRODUCTIONOver the past forty years, courts and employers have struggled to define the meaning of Title VII's implicit promise to provide and protect employment opportunities available to certain classes of individuals. Sex-based discrimination...
Transsexualism, Sex Stereotyping, and Price Waterhouse V. Hopkins: A Staircase to Paradise or a Slippery Slope?
I. INTRODUCTIONAs the civil rights movement of the early 1960s gained strength and attention, it took center stage before our nation and Congress, culminating in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("the Act").1 It was passed despite stubborn,...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.