No. 76-2439.

596 F.2d 99 (1979)

Ollie T. HILL, John W. Ward, Charles R. Merriwether, Jr., Edward A. Minatee, Minnie Marbel, Mary E. Carter, Individually and on behalf of all other persons similarly situated, Appellees, v. WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., Appellant. The American Society for Personnel Administration, Amicus Curiae. Equal Employment Advisory Council, Amicus Curiae.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided April 6, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thompson Powers and Kenneth I. Jonson, Washington, D. C. (Michael P. Berman, John R. Labovitz, Steptoe & Johnson, William G. Christopher, John M. Edsall, Washington, D. C., on brief), for appellant.

Paul S. Reichler, Washington, D. C. (James A. Beat, Jeffrey A. Burt, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D. C., Geoffrey J. Vitt, Cohen, Vitt & Annand, Alexandria, Va., Elizabeth Rindskopf, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D. C., on brief), for appellees.

William N. Ng, Atty., E. E. O. C., Washington, D. C. (Abner W. Sibal, Gen. Counsel, Joseph T. Eddins, Associate Gen. Counsel, Charles L. Reischel, Asst. Gen. Counsel, E. E. O. C., Washington, D. C., on brief), as amicus curiae (Charles P. O'Connor, Harry A. Rissetto, Susan S. Sauntry, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Washington, D. C., on brief), for amicus curiae The American Society for Personnel Administration.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, LAY and RUSSELL, Circuit Judges.

HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge:

Six black male and female plaintiffs instituted this class action against Western Electric, alleging that the company had engaged in a pattern of discrimination against blacks and females in hiring, in job assignments, and in promotions to salaried and supervisory positions in its facilities in Arlington, Virginia. The district judge upheld all of the plaintiffs' claims and granted extensive relief...


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