The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that a collective bargaining contract provision for layoffs by reverse order employment seniority is consistent with a coexisting conciliation agreement for increased minority hiring which is silent respecting overall seniority and with public policy enunciated by Title VII, since a facially neutral plant-wide seniority system is bona fide within the meaning of Title VII, section 703(h), notwithstanding perpetuation of past discrimination.
Jersey Central Power & Light Co. v. Local 327, IBEW, 508 F.2d 687 (3d Cir. 1975), petition for cert. filed, 44 U.S.L.W. 3111 (U.S. Aug. 1, 1975) (No. 182).
Phoebe H. Northcross,
Civil Rights - Title VII - Employee Seniority - Layoffs,
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