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ERIC Number: ED098488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 11
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Sex Discrimination in Academia--Can the Courts Provide an Answer?
Roberts, Sylvia
For many years, discrepancies in salary and advancements for men and women working in higher education went unchallenged, due primarily to the fact that no legal vehicle existed on which a suit could be brought other than the Fourteenth Amendment, which could apply only to state institutions or those which could be said to be substantially state related. This paper reviews the legal steps which have helped women battle sex discrimination in universities and colleges. It also describes in detail the first court case to make use of new anti-sexism legislation (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) in 1973, quoting extensively from the fact findings made by the federal judge in the case. The speech also briefly describes actions pending. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)