Monday, June 7, 2010

The Combined Lesson of Lewis and Ricci

My latest entry on ELinfonet is up: Learning Lewis but Remembering Ricci. In this post, I combine the Supreme Court's opinions in Lewis v. City of Chicago and Ricci v. DeStefano (Lawffice Space series on each opinion) into a comprehensive game plan for employers.

Court-watchers may recall that the Supreme Court faulted the fire department in Ricci for not following through on its testing despite racial disparities in the results. Then in Lewis, the Court faulted another fire department because it kept using the test results despite the disparate impact.

My new post helps sort out when to GO and when to STOP.

See also, my other posts on ELinfonet.

Posted by Philip Miles, an employment lawyer with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania.