3. Disparate Impact/Disparate Treatment Case Study
Find a case that illustrates disparate impact and a different case that illustrates disparate treatment.
a. A brief description of the relevant facts
b. The ruling and reasoning of the court
c. The specific implications of the ruling for your employment environment
d. Appropriate case citation
I hope the following will help you with your case study:
(Information from the synopses)
Raytheon Co. v. Hernandez 540 U.S. 44, 124 S.Ct. 513 (U.S.,2003)
Former employee brought action against former employer, alleging that employer refused to rehire him due to his record of past drug addiction or his perceived drug addiction disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The United States District Court for the District of Arizona, John M. Roll, J., granted summary judgment in favor of employer. Employee appealed. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 298 F.3d 1030, reversed. Certiorari was granted. The Supreme Court, Justice Thomas, held that: (1) employer's unwritten policy against rehiring former employees who were terminated for any violation of its ...
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