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    Why did the Supreme Court, in Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, California, determine that a public employer could appropriately take gender into account under its voluntary affirmative action plan as one factor of a promotion decision?

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    In Johnson v. Transportation Agency, the Supreme Court extended the Title VII law to capture sex based discrimination in the work place, a first in American History. In this case, Johnson, a male, was passed over by promotion for a dispatcher job. The job was given to a woman. This was the first time in the company's history that a woman held a skilled trade position. All female employees to this point had been employed in clerical or office type jobs ...

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    In Johnson v. Transportation Agency, the Supreme Court extended the Title VII law to capture sex based discrimination in the work place, a first in American History. In this case, Johnson, a male, was passed over by promotion for a dispatcher job. The job was given to a woman. This was the first time in the company's history that a woman held a skilled trade position. All female employees to this point had been employed in clerical or office type jobs (Kermit, 2005).

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