No. 82-940.

467 U.S. 69 (1984)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 22, 1984

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Emmet J. Bondurant argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

Deputy Solicitor General Bator argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief for the United States et al. were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Reynolds, David A. Strauss, Brian K. Landsberg, James W. Clute, and Philip B. Sklover.

Charles Morgan, Jr., argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were J. Richard Cohen, Steven E. Vagle, Hamilton Lokey, and Gerald F. Handley.*

Joseph D. Alviani filed a brief for the New England Legal Foundation as amicus curiae urging affirmance.

CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court.

We granted certiorari to determine whether the District Court properly dismissed a Title VII complaint alleging that a law partnership discriminated against petitioner, a woman lawyer employed as an associate, when it failed to invite her to become a partner.



In 1972 petitioner Elizabeth Anderson Hishon accepted a position as an associate...

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