Professor Henson Discusses McDonnell Douglas v. Green

Professor Chuck Henson was invited by the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law and the Black Law Students Association at Saint Louis University School of Law to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 McDonnell Douglas v. Green decision with the plaintiff, St. Louis civil rights activist Percy Green, as a part of their Black History Month programming.

In its decision on Green’s case, the McDonnell Douglas Court committed to the now famous burden shifting analysis, defining how lower courts would treat claims of individual disparate treatment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when the plaintiff based the claim on circumstantial evidence.

The event was held at the Saint Louis University School of Law on February 16.