In Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971) the US Supreme Court dealt with a specific situation when seemingly neutral employment policies led to discrimination in the workplace . The Court ruled that the employer violated the law when the company required that all applicants in order to qualify for a job or transfer should have a high school diploma or to pass a standardized general intelligence test. As a result of that employment practice, Afro-American candidates were disqualified in much higher numbers than Caucasian candidates, i.e. it had a disparate impact. The problem was that the hiring practice was not “significantly related” to a successful job performance. […]
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Immigration to the USA is usually a complicated and long process. Sometimes you will need an immigration attorney right from the very beginning in order to understand whether you are qualified and what your chances are. Your next step, when you are already here, would be to look for a job. This is also a painstaking process that may take months. You will dramatically increase your chances, if you get acquainted with some basics of the US immigration and employment law.
This site aims at helping you better understand major immigration and employment rules and trends in the USA and the State of New York.
- How Reliable Are Pre-Employment Tests?
- Discrimination in the Workplace: Facially Neutral Employment Policies May Lead to Unlawful Discrimination – Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971)
- BFOQ Defense against Claims of Discrimination in the Workplace
- BFOQ and Gender Discrimination – Dothard v. Rawlinson, 433 U.S. 321 (1977)
- Legal Limits of Pre-Employment Tests