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What Does the US Supreme Court Say About Pre-Employment Testing and Disparate Impact?

If you read last week’s post here at The Emplawyerologist, you know the EEOC‘s position on pre-employment testing. Therefore you now know that even a pre-employment testing procedure or requirement, while itself neutral might still be ruled discriminatory if it disproportionately excludes from employment or promotions, certain classes of people protected by… 1,208 more words


The Weight of Sotomayor

Born in the Bronx to recently transplanted Puerto Rican parents, Sonia Sotomayor grew up in a housing project and, as the most recent addition to the bench of the Supreme Court, encompasses the true American dream.  442 more words

Women Matter

More Race Ramblings And Douthat Delusions

I guess it took a well-deserved day off to Paul Krugman for the New York Times to finally allow print column space to its conservative quota hire columnist Ross Douthat (as you may recall, he got the nod when Kristol Mess – both pictured – finally gave up the editorial ghost on the pages of the “Old Gray Lady” last January). 1,257 more words

Politics (General)

Ricci, et al v. DeStefano, et al: Is America’s workplace ready for the demise of affirmative action? Have we reached a level playing field?

The Supreme Court of the United States’ recent decision in Ricci, et al v. DeStefano, et al. while focusing narrowly on the lawfulness of an employment test conducted by the City of New Haven, Connecticut (the “City”), a public sector entity, may have a ripple effect on private employer’s affirmative action plans and curtailing the effectiveness of diversity programs.  1,251 more words

Supreme Court Of The United States

The Invulnerable Tide

There’s that odd and rather obscure Yeats poem that ends with this:

Cuchulain stirred,

Stared on the horses of the sea, and heard

The cars of battle and his own name cried; 3,518 more words

Republicans In The Wilderness

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology “SIOP” discussion of the US Supreme Court case Ricci v. DeStefano

I wanted to share some well informed points of view around testing in the workplace and commentary on the recent Ricci v. DeStefano case from the SIOP web site. 157 more words

Professional Life

Confirmation Hearings Day Two

Day two of Judge Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation hearings brought a long day of tough questioning. Read the transcript of Tuesday’s live blog below and be sure to… 9,417 more words

Equity In The News