February 01, 2013

A Primer on Title VII: Part Two

Damon Ritenhouse

Editor's Note - Below is Part Two of a three-part series regarding Title VII and how to handle a case involving one of the acts described in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. I strongly recommend it to you. If you missed the first part, click here. I hope you find this material helpful in your practice.  Jim Schwartz

Development of Subtle Racial Discrimination

In the past, discriminatory practices were blatant and often a result of institutional policies.1 Racial discrimination generally was traceable to individuals or groups acting on clear racial animus to exclude minorities.2 This kind of action led to the continuing subordination of minority employees and fit within commonly held conceptions of racial discrimination.3 Thus, they were subject to clear remedies, which often came in the form of rules.4 These rules prohibited employers from taking race into account when making hiring or employment decisions, and commanded that minority employees have access to the same opportunities as other workers.5

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