Title VII

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From October 2007 to August 2013, Aimee Stephens was employed as a funeral director for R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (“Harris Homes”), a for-profit corporation operating funeral homes in Michigan. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G...

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Oral argument: Apr. 22, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (June 13, 2008)

REVERSE DISCRIMINATION, EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE, TITLE VII, DISPARATE IMPACT, CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

Ricci v. DeStefano raises...

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Consolidated with Ricci v. DeStefano (07-1428).
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North American Stainless (“Stainless”) owns and operates a facility that manufactures stainless steel in Kentucky. See Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, 567 F.3d 804, 806 (6th Cir. 2009). Eric Thompson worked for Stainless from February 1997...

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Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act require a plaintiff alleging retaliation to show that retaliation was the only reason for a negative employment action?

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Issue

Whether, for purposes of employer liability for racial harassment in the workplace, an employee must have the power to tangibly affect the employment status of the victim in order to be considered a supervisor.

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