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ERIC Number: ED141669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-6
Reference Count: 0
Qualifications and Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
Rose, David L.
This paper examines the issue of employment discrimination and the position taken by the Government in an attempt to stop discrimination in employment. Presented is a survey of seven appellate cases. Each of them represents a case in which the issue of the adequacy of test validity studies is questioned. In six of the seven cases, the use of tests in hiring was held unlawful on the grounds that the validity study did not produce adequate evidence. The evidence set forth by the court cases supports the proposition that the greater the degree of adverse impact and the smaller the degree to which an employer in fact desegregated a previously segregated work force, the less likely it is that the selection procedure will withstand judicial scrutiny. The implications of these cases for industrial psychologists are briefly discussed. (YRJ)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)