Dunlap v. Tennessee Valley Authority

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DUNLAP V TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY <Title> <Student Name> <Name and Section # of course> <Instructor Name> <Date> Dunlap v. Tennessee Valley Authority David Dunlap sued Tennessee Valley Authority under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The basis of the case being racial discrimination and contradiction of TVA rules on conducting interviews, measuring candidate merit and the manipulation of the matrix scores by Tennessee Valley Authority.


This theory requires the plaintiff to prove that the employer is biased against a specific group. A prima facie case is established when: (1) the defendant identifies a specific employment practice to be challenged; and (2) through relevant statistical analysis proves that the challenged practice has an adverse impact on a protected group. Walsh, D. J. (2010, pg 210). Here Dunlap couldn’t present any evidence which connected his interview and the practices used during that interview with that of the other candidates that were part of the interview process. Thus there was no statistical proof to compare and contrast the rest of the interviews with his own in front of the court and show how TVA misused its authority and purposely rejected him. This lack of evidence meant that the court should not accept Dunlap’s appeal for disparate impact thus the claim failed. In the disparate treatment the plaintiff has to prove how the employer is biased against a selected group of individuals based on their cast, color, origin or religion. ...
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