The Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 that officials in New Haven, Conn., violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in throwing out the results of a promotion exam.
Older workers bear the burden of proof to show age was key reason they were fired or demoted.
She asked probing questions of each side in the reverse-discrimination suit. But the circuit court's 135-word summary order rubbed some the wrong way.
AT&T's decision to exclude pregnancy leave taken before the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act from pensions today is not illegal discrimination, the court said.
Justice Kennedy appears to be the tiebreaking vote on whether New Haven, Conn., discriminated against white firefighters.
In a potentially influential case, white and Hispanic firefighters in New Haven, Conn., claim racial bias in promotion.
The justices rule that civil rights law protects a woman who was fired after answering questions in a harassment probe.
White firefighters in New Haven, Conn., say the city should have considered test results.
A Tennessee woman lost her job after she cooperated in a company investigation.