Griggs Vs Duke Power Case Study

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The case of Griggs v. Duke Power (1971) brought to the forefront issues that Human Resource professionals may have to address within their organization. This case centered on disparate impact and disparate impact. Although these terms are used, interchangeable impact would prove to be significant in that case. This case centered around Duke Power openly discriminated against a protected class (blacks). In order to be hired into any department other than labor, the company required a high school diploma and/ or a passing score on two tests. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. Despite this passage,
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