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    McDonnell Douglas Corp. V. Green Test and Outcome

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    I need help with this case. I have read this case and I am not getting the test. Please help - Was the McDonnell Douglas test appropriate, are there any changes to the test? Will Green be able to prove McDonnell Douglas's reason was pre-texual.

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    This was a case about an African American worker was fired when there was a layoff situation in the company. This particular employee was involved in some acts of protest after he was fired that were illegal but were non-violent. He was then rejected by the employer when he wanted to be rehired but they seemed to be hiring others who were not minorities. The Supreme Court used this case to set out a test regarding proof in a lawsuit that challenged employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Here is the test:

    The plaintiff must carry the initial burden of establishing a prima facie case ...

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