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Disparate Impact: Fairness or Efficiency?

9 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2012  

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: May 4, 2012

Abstract

In this short piece I consider three possible justifications for the disparate impact cause of action under Title VII. I find all to be inadequate. I conclude that the disparate impact cause of action is unjustifiable.

Keywords: discrimination, disparate impact, business necessity, efficiency

JEL Classification: K10, K39

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Larry, Disparate Impact: Fairness or Efficiency? (May 4, 2012). San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-092. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2139753

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