ERIC Number: EJ708406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-1
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Courtside: Foul Play?
Zirkel, Perry A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n4 p335 Dec 2004
In early 1999, the boys' varsity basketball coach for the Hazel Park School District, which is in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, unexpectedly announced his intention to retire at the end of the year. The only two applicants for his position were John Barnett and Geraldine Fuhr. After the interview process, the superintendent announced that Barnett would be the new boys' varsity basketball coach. Geraldine Fuhr filed suit in the federal district court, alleging that the district had engaged in sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. She sought punitive damages as well as compensatory damages and injunctive relief (i.e., a court order to be "instated" in the position). This article brief examines this court case. (Contains 6 notes.)
Descriptors: Gender Discrimination, Court Litigation, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports, Civil Rights, School Districts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan