What Lewis V. Chicago Means For Employment Claims

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court handed employees and job applicants a victory by recognizing that, in a disparate impact (i.e., unintentional discrimination) case, the Title VII statute of limitations is measured from the employer's adoption and each subsequent use of an unlawful employment practice. Each use of an unlawful employment practice — such as multiple rounds of hiring based on a written test that has a disparate impact on minority applicants — is now considered a new violation of Title VII, which will make it easier for...
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