Unformatted text preview: school education or passing of a standardized general intelligence test as a condition of employment or to transfer to a different department outside the Labor Department? The court ruled unanimously that the policy of the Duke Power Company violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The purpose of Title VII was to achieve equality of employment opportunities among races. The standardized testing policy was preventing many African American employees from being hired and getting promoted internally within the company to departments outside of the Labor Department, the lowest paying department. Neither the two aptitude tests nor high school graduation intended to measure an employee’s ability to perform a job in the company. The true purpose of the policy was to give whites job preferences over blacks....
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- Fall '08
- Supreme Court of the United States, Duke Power Company