Griggs v. Duke Power Company
|Griggs v. Duke Power Company
|United States Supreme Court on December 14, 1970. It concerned employment discrimination and the disparate impact theory and was decided on March 8, 1971. It is generally considered the first case of its type. — Excerpted from Griggs v. Duke Power Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971), was a court case argued before the|
United States Supreme Court
GRIGGS v. DUKE POWER COMPANY
Argued: Dec. 14, 1970. --- Decided: March 8, 1971
Jack Greenberg, New York City, for petitioners.
George W. Ferguson, Jr., for respondent.
Lawrence M. Cohen for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, as amicus curiae.
Mr. Chief Justice BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court.