Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corporation

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Determined whether an employer who refuses to accept applications from women with pre-school age children violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Full Case Title: 

Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp., 400 U.S. 542 (1971)
  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment


  • Public Benefits and Poverty
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The Supreme Court rules that it is contrary to Title VII for a company to refuse to hire a woman because she has pre-school aged children when it does not impose a similar restriction on hiring men, even where there is no showing of discrimination against women overall.