Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1629269
 
 

Footnotes (222)



 


 



Disparate Treatment Employment Discrimination and an Employer’s Good Faith: Honest Mistakes, Benign Motives, and Other Sincerely Held Beliefs


Ernest F. Lidge III


University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

June 23, 2010

Oklahoma City University Law Review, Forthcoming
University of Memphis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21

Abstract:     
When does an employer’s “good faith” constitute a defense to a charge of intentional employment discrimination? Suppose an employer terminates an employee because of an honest, but mistaken, belief that the employee stole merchandise? Or suppose an employer desires to hire a female but truly believes that, if he does so, his customers will not patronize his business and the business will collapse? Or suppose an employer honestly believes that women are better drivers and therefore hires only women? Or suppose an employer fires a black employee because the employee is a Gemini and the employer genuinely believes that Geminis are bad employees? Or suppose an employer sincerely believes Geminis are better workers and therefore pays a (male) Gemini worker more than a (female) Capricorn? Or suppose an employer engages in intentional discrimination for a lofty, idealistic purpose?

Number of Pages in PDF File: 60

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: June 24, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Lidge, Ernest F., Disparate Treatment Employment Discrimination and an Employer’s Good Faith: Honest Mistakes, Benign Motives, and Other Sincerely Held Beliefs (June 23, 2010). Oklahoma City University Law Review, Forthcoming; University of Memphis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1629269

Contact Information

Ernest F. Lidge III (Contact Author)
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law ( email )
One North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103-2189
United States

Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 324
Downloads: 55
Download Rank: 221,720
Footnotes:  222

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo8 in 0.250 seconds