Ricci v. DeStefano

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  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
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2009

Determined whether a municipality can discard results from an otherwise valid civil service exam when the results of the exam unintentionally prevent the promotion of minority candidates.

In this case, the Supreme Court created a new, more stringent standard for employment discrimination claims in striking down the New Haven Fire Department’s attempt to ensure that its promotional exam did not discriminate against Black and Latino candidates.

Full commentary on this case is available here.

 

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