How to Investigate and Prove Discrimination Based on Colour

Clarence Brown (Department of Management, School of Business Administration and Economics, California State University — Fullerton, Fullerton, California 92834–9480, USA.)
Brian H. Kleiner (Department of Management, School of Business Administration and Economics, California State University — Fullerton, Fullerton, California 92834–9480, USA.)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

In transcripts obtained by the New York Times, senior executives with Texaco Inc. are recorded on tapes referring to black employees as “black jelly beans” and using racial epithets. A federal jury in Richmond, Va. found that Circuit City Stores Inc. systematically discriminated against black employees in promotions in its corporate headquarters. Employees working for an Avis Rent A Car franchise stated on the CBS news programme 60 Minutes that they were told not to rent to blacks. Several black secret service agents responsible for protecting the President agreed in 1994 to a settlement to end a class action law suit against Denny's Restaurants for being refused service and racial discrimination.

Citation

Brown, C. and Kleiner, B. (1997), "How to Investigate and Prove Discrimination Based on Colour", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 16 No. 8, pp. 8-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010702

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