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Title VII Discrimination Actions: Applicable or Inapplicable to the Partnership Decision? Hishon v. King & Spalding

By Gus Yogmour


An underlying premise of a partnership is that it is a strictly voluntary association between two or more persons for a business purpose. The concept that a partnership can be forced against its will to accept another individual into the organization as a partner is repugnant to the underlying premise of voluntariness of association. One purpose of Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and to place men and women on an equal footing. In order for this equal footing to exist, an individual\u27s capabilities can be the only criteria used to determine whether or not an employee is entitled to a position. In the past, the outer limits of Title VII have been liberally construed in the broadest possible terms so as to encompass the entire working environment, including the professional fields of law and medicin

Topics: Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, sex discrimination, Equal Pay Act, Business Organizations Law, Civil Rights and Discrimination, Disability Law, Law
Publisher: IdeaExchange@UAkron
Year: 2015
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