Title

Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio: Implications for Disparate Impact

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-1990

Department

Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law

Abstract

The article focuses on the ruling in the case Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio and the impact that the ruling will have on disparate impact in the United States. It will investigate the effect that the company and other rulings are likely to have on the employment selection process. It presents a review of employment discrimination and the differentiation between the constructs of disparate treatment and disparate impact. The Wards Cove Packing case started as a class action suit initiated by workers alleging that their employer's hiring practices had the disparate impact of excluding minorities from higher paying skilled jobs in the seasonal cannery.

Publication Title

Labor Law Journal

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

102

Last Page

107