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Griggs v Duke Power

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Griggs v. Duke Power Co Supreme Court, 1971 Question: Whether an ER is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, from requiring a high school edu or passing of a standardized general intelligence test as a condition of employment in or transfer to jobs when: o Neither standard is shown to significantly related to successful job performance o Both requirements operate to disqualify Negroes at a substantially higher rate than white applicants o Jobs in question formerly had been filled only by white ees as part of a
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Unformatted text preview: longstanding practice of giving preference to whites Facts • Action brought by a group of incumbent negro ee against Duke Power Co • Co had 95 ees, 14 black, 13 petitioners • Prior to 1965, co was openly discriminatory • It had 4 departments and blacks only worked in labor lowest paying • 1955 o CO instituted policy of requiring High School edu for initial assignment to any deparment except labor • 1965 o completion of HS was made a prereq to transfer from labor to any other Dep...
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