Short write about about a legal or affirmative action case
From one of the readings or other sources, select one legal case on affirmative action in the workplace or comparable worth and write a two-page paper.
– Page 1 should include approximately one paragraph for each of the following: description of the litigants (employer and employees); summary of plaintiff’s argument; summary of defendant’s argument; and court ruling and why.
– Page 2 should describe your reflections on the case and the ruling. Was it appropriate? Just? What other factors might have been considered? What else?
– Please be sure to reference the source of your information
Ricci v. DeStefano, 557 U.S. 557, 129 S. Ct. 2658, 174 L. Ed. 2d 490 (2009)
Litigants and Brief Facts
The litigants in this particular case consisted of White and Hispanic candidates who were up for promotion in the New Haven, CT fire department who were the plaintiffs. The defendants were various officials of the District of Connecticut. They sued them after the New Haven Civil Service Board (CSB) did not certify two exams that were needed by the plaintiffs’ to use in their upcoming promotion to Captain and Lieutenant. The suit was brought before the United States District Court.