Employment Testing After Ricci: Where Do We Go from Here?
BNA Workplace Law Report
September 22, 2009
The article focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Ricci v. DeStefano case, which involved a claim of reverse discrimination brought by a group of 20 white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut. The article discussed why employers may not take race-based employment actions based solely on fear of litigation or disparate impact liability. It also addressed how Ricci provides valuable guidance and support for employers that rely on objective, job-related testing to make hiring and promotion decisions.