The Supreme Court’s ruling in Ricci v. DeStafano (June 29, 2009) is discussed by Gutman and Dunleavy in the October, 2009 issue of TIP (The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist). The City of New Haven, Connecticut discarded a promotion exam for firefighters after it was developed and scored because it feared losing an adverse impact challenge by minority firefighters. The Court ruled that New Haven CSC did not have a strong basis in evidence for doing so and ordered summary judgment for the plaintiffs.


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