Essay about Racial Discrimination Suit Filed By James Jackson IIi

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The Case Study in question relates to a racial discrimination suit filed by James Jackson III against the National Football League (NFL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in June 1994. Jackson had previously filed a discrimination charge in 1991 with the Equal Opportunity Commission and was granted the right to sue on July 1, 1992 (Jackson v. National Football League, 1994). The plaintiff, James Jackson III, an African American minor league football coach, sued the NFL because he was not granted an interview for a head coaching position in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The WLAF was formed by the owners and teams of the NFL as a corporation and limited partnership whose sole shareholders were the owners of the NFL Teams. Jackson filed suit against the NFL claiming that the NFL was responsible for the actions of the WLAF (Sharp, Moorman & Claussen, 2014). Jackson maintained that his civil rights were violated because he was denied an interview based on his race. He argued that this constituted a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII, Section 703 of the Civil Rights Act , states: “It shall be unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge an individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privilege of employment because of such individual’s race, color…”(Civil Rights Act of 1964). In Fordham’s University Law Journal, Jeremy Corapi explains that…

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