Nos. 76-1385, 76-1695 and 76-1762.

551 F.2d 918 (1977)

Dionysius RICHERSON et al., Appellant in No. 76-1762, v. Captain Gerald R. JONES, United States Navy, Commanding Officer, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Appellant in Nos. 76-1385, 76-1695.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided March 7, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald R. Glancz, Donald Etra, Attys., App. Sec., Civil Div., Dept. of Justice, Rex E. Lee, Asst. Atty. Gen., Washington, D. C., David W. Marston, U. S. Atty., Philadelphia, Pa., for Gerald R. Jones.

Richard S. Meyer, John L. Braxton, Philadelphia, Pa., for Dionysius Richerson; Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Levy, Braxton, Johnson & Kopanski, Philadelphia, Pa., of counsel.

Before ROSENN, KALODNER and GARTH, Circuit Judges.


GARTH, Circuit Judge:

This appeal and cross-appeal arise from an employment discrimination action brought by a federal employee under Section 717 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-16.1 Richerson, (the plaintiff-appellant), a black engineer employed by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, alleged that his supervisors at the Shipyard had denied him advancement because of his...

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