Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp.
400 U.S. 542 (1971)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp., 400 U.S. 542 (1971)

Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp.

No. 73

Argued December 9, 1970

Decided January 25, 1971

400 U.S. 542


Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may not, in the absence of business necessity, refuse to hire women with pre-school-age children while hiring men with such children.

411 F.2d 1, vacated and remanded.

Page 400 U. S. 543

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Primary Holding

Unless a legitimate business reason can be shown, an employer cannot hire men with young children while maintaining a policy against hiring women with similarly young children.