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Supreme Court Case Decision - Equal Employment Opportunity

Discuss a Supreme Court case decision relating to equal employment opportunity and discuss how human resource management practices were/are impacted because of this decision.

One interesting case is CHANEY v. PLAINFIELD HEALTHCARE CENTER, found at http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12175147218935997244&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr, where the court found that a nursing home can not accede to the racial biases of its residents since doing so creates a hostile work environment.

Another case you should look at is CUTLER v. DORN, at http://lawlibrary.rutgers.edu/courts/supreme/a-51-07.opn.html where a right against discrimination based on religion was recognized by the US Supreme Court.

Finally, examine this short article that discusses retaliatory discharge firing cases at https://docs.google.com/document/d/15ummlBx6grNqEmwoixbyLnOUWP4GAUNKR3DWQWeEU6Y/edit?hl=en_US.

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GRIGGS v. DUKE POWER CO., 401 U.S. 424 (1971)
401 U.S. 424
GRIGGS ET AL. v. DUKE POWER CO.
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
No. 124.
Argued December 14, 1970
Decided March 8, 1971

This case was set forth because the respondent was testing people on intelligence and requiring high school diplomas for new hires or transferring, even when the job descriptions or qualifications indicated neither was needed. At the time, there were still issues of segregation and available educational value for Negroes and women and other minorities were often not given the same educational opportunities. As a child/student of those years, science and math were usually more focused on male students. Females, were not expected to do well and were often overlooked. The same with people of color or other ethnic origins. As disturbing as that sounds, it was an unfortunate fact of the time.

The use of intelligence tests was common in many jobs. Again, I have had to take them myself for work. Skills tests were required for many jobs as well. Those were expected and were directly related to the job. Another interesting fact ...

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