Griggs v. Duke Power Co.
(1971)
The U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court established that neutral employment practices that have a discriminatory effect can violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, even if the employer did not intend to discriminate.
Full text: Griggs v. Duke Power Co. (Nolo)
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

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