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Privacy And The Sex Bfoq: An Immodest Proposal, Carolyn S. Bratt Jan 1984

Privacy And The Sex Bfoq: An Immodest Proposal, Carolyn S. Bratt

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Since the adoption of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, courts have been called upon to determine whether an employer can avoid liability for refusing to hire employees of one sex by invoking the privacy rights of its customers. Two recent court decisions are illustrative of the question and its resolution. In Backus v. Baptist Medical Center, the defendant employer's policy of excluding male nurses from the labor and delivery section of its obstetrics and gynecology department was challenged. The defendant established that most of the duties of a labor and delivery nurse involve exposure to ...