Emloyment Law Group - Law Firms - Whistleblower Lawyers
Live Chat Contact Us 24/7 Email US
Contact Us: Live Chat, Call, Email Chat email
Our Clients in Their
Own Words
Play Video: Whistleblower Attorney Testimonials | Wendell Carter
Previous Video
Next Video
THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP®

Toll Free: 1-888-826-5260
Fax: 202-261-2835

inquiry@employmentlawgroup.com

Employment Law Group Addresses
The Employment Law Group,PC. BBB Business Review

McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green

DISCLAIMER: Our firm's past results do not predict or guarantee future success. Each case is unique. Read more

In Brief

This landmark case made clear that Title VII prohibits discrimination “because of” certain demographic traits and established the burden shifting framework that governs Title VII claims even to the present day.

 

What Happened in Court

Percy Green was an African American mechanic working for McDonnell Douglas, a St. Louis based aerospace company. A long time participant in the civil rights movement, Green protested the treatment of African Americans outside of his company’s factory. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court where, in a unanimous opinion, the court set forth the burden shifting framework that governs Title VII cases to this day. First, the plaintiff must establish a prima facie case which will give rise to the presence of discrimination. Second, the defendant is permitted to offer a non-discriminatory reason for the adverse action suffered by the plaintiff. Finally, the plaintiff must be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate that the defendant’s proffered explanation is mere “pretext” for its discriminatory animus.

Related Statutes:

Civil Rights Act of 1964

greybar
blueline
facebook logo twitter logo google plus logo
Home  |  What We Do  |  Our Team  |  Our Clients  |  In The News  |  Resources  |  Contact Us


Our Locations: Washington, D.C. | San Francisco | Los Angeles

© 2017 The Employment Law Group, P.C. - All rights reserved.
Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy