Case in Point: Gloria Sims was a substitute lunchroom worker at an Alabama school when a full-time position opened up. Her supervisor, however, informed her that it was a “man’s job” because it involved lots of heavy lifting.
Plus, he said, the school was looking to add a “little color” to the lunchroom. So it decided to hire a black male candidate with a high school diploma.
Sims sued, alleging race and gender discrimination. The school denied the claim, arguing that Sims didn’t hold a high school diploma as required for the position. Sims argued that the school didn’t consistentl...(register to read more)