mcdonald v santa fe

mcdonald v santa fe - Will Boas McDonald v. Santa Fe Trail...

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Will Boas McDonald v. Santa Fe Trail Transportation Company The petitioners, both white employees of a transportation company, were discharged from the respondent company for misappropriating cargo from one of the company’s shipments. An African American employee was charged with the same offense, but was not discharged. After no progress in an attempt to reach a settlement and receive relief from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the petitioners filed suit. They claimed that the company firing the two petitioners but not the third who was African American was discriminating on the basis of race, and that the union failed to represent the petitioners in a grievance proceeding, all violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The District Court dismissed the complaint stating that Section 1981 could not be used for discrimination against whites, and that the petitioners did not have enough evidence to claim under Title VII. The Appeals Court affirmed the verdict of the District Court. Were the petitioners discriminated on the basis of race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course POL 142 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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