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Dr. Patrick McCarthy's
Review of Court Decisions on
Workplace Discrimination


Key U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Workplace Discrimination and Affirmative Action:

Additional Key Discrimination and Affirmative Action Precedents

Griggs v. Duke Power (1971)

Albemarle Paper Co. v. Moody (1975)

Washington v. Davis (1976)

Connecticut v. Teal (1982)

McDonald v. Santa Fe Trail Transportation Co. (1976)

Steelworkers v. Weber (1979)

Bakke v. University of California-Davis (1978)

Bakke & Weber cases illustrate fine line for whether Court emphasizes 703a to oppose any preferential treatment, or an interpretion of 703j allowing that sometimes okay to do so

Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, CA (1987)

Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989)

Atonio v. Ward Cove Packing Co. (1989)

St. Mary's Honor Center v. Hicks (1993)

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995)

Hopwood v. Texas (1996)

California's Proposition 209

Piscataway Board of Education v. Taxman

Kolstad v. American Dental Association (1999)


Toyota v. Williams (2002)


Keep an eye out for additional documents in coming weeks covering other aspects of discrimination, sexual harassment, EEO, and affirmative action. Check back for new additions to Dr. McCarthy's I/O Documents page in the time ahead. 
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