Re: what constituted discrimination? -Reply
Thu, 05 Mar 1998 18:54:31 -0500

Good points, Peggy. You are entirely correct. The one connection
between the two statutes is that Title IX included a provision which
removed the exclusion of educational institutions from the potential
defendants in a Title VII suit. Before Title IX, employees of
educational institutions could NOT bring discrimination suits under
Title VII. Very weird and blatantly discriminatory, but it colleges at
the time just didn't want women faculty. Kristen Galles, Equity Legal


> Am enjoying the open discussion about Title IX, Title VII and the 14th
> Amendment. Just want to clarify a legal citation: Title IX is cited as Title
> of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Higher Education Act. Title IX
> is NOT part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is part of the Civil
> Rights Act of 1964. Title IX deals with education and ed agencies
> receiving fed dollars. Title VII deals with a broader definition of
> discrimination (more protected classes covered) and deals with
> employment discrimination involving employers w/ 15 or more employees.
> I stress this because there is a great deal of confusion "out there" about
> these statutes. To cite the wrong one can be disasterous. :-)

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