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29 cfr 16075b although dial claims that the decrease

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Unformatted text preview: h the parties to address whether Wright-Bradley should receive back pay under the circumstances. Dial's general counsel stated that the company had a policy on background checks during the period when the WTS was given which would have uncovered her criminal record. The district court concluded that Dial 263 would have terminated her on account of her criminal record had she been hired in 2000 and that she was therefore not entitled to back pay. On appeal Dial challenges the district court's denial of its motion for judgment as a matter of law, arguing there was insufficient evidence for a jury to find intentional discrimination. Dial also attacks the district court's findings of disparate impact and claims it proved that the WTS was a business necessity because it drastically decreased the number of injuries in the sausage production area of the plant. It -6contends the district court should not have awarded any back pay to applicants who were not strong enough to complete the WTS, it should have used the company's tenure data to calculate back pay, and that no applicant should have been awarded health care benefits without proof of any actual costs incurred. EEOC disagrees and cross appeals the denial of back pay to Wright-Bradley. It argues that Dial did not prove that at the time she was hired it had a policy in place to terminate new employees with similar criminal backgrounds. Dial first argues that EEOC did not establish a pattern or practice of intentional sex discrimination and that its motion for judgment as a matter of law should therefore have been granted. EEOC responds that the jury had sufficient evidence on which to base its decision. We review the district court's denial of Dial's motion for judgment as a matter of law de novo, using the same standard as the district court. Ollie v. Titan Tire Corp., 336 F.3d 680, 685 (8th Cir. 2003). The reviewing court must decide whether there is sufficient evidence to support the jury's verdict when examined in the light most favo...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2012 for the course ENC 102 taught by Professor Deria during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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