Civil Procedure Keyed to Friedenthal
American Nurses’ Association v. Illinois
Plaintiffs, prospective representatives of a class of female nurses employed by the State of Illinois, sued the State of Illinois, Defendant, for violation of 42 U.S.C. Section: 2000e, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, alleging sex discrimination. The complaint stated that Defendant failed to pay male and female employees equally. The District Court dismissed the complaint because failure to pay employees in accordance with comparable worth alone does not violate federal anti-discrimination laws. Plaintiff appealed.
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