Civil Rights - Employment Discrimination - Nebraska Supreme Court Finds a Need to Prove Intent in Instances of Individual Discrimination - Duffy v. Physicians Mutual Insurance Co., 191 Neb. 233, 214 N.W.2d 471 (1974)

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Morrow, William M.
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1975
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INTRODUCTION|On June 10, 1970, Jean Duffy, a claims auditor with Physicians Mutual Insurance Company in Omaha, Nebraska, filed a complaint with the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (NEOC), pursuant to the Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act (NFEPA). Ms. Duffy charged that Physicians Mutual had discriminated against her during her employment on the basis of sex. She was, she charged, denied a salary equal to that given male employees doing comparable work. |The NEOC investigated the charge, found probable cause for the complaint, and attempted to reconcile the parties' differences. When the attempt at conciliation failed, Ms. Duffy filed a formal complaint with the NEOC. The basis of Ms. Duffy's complaint was that Physicians Mutual had violated the Nebraska Civil Rights Act of 1969 by discriminating against her individually as an employee on the basis of sex. The complaint contained no charge that Physicians Mutual had engaged in a universal discriminatory employment practice or system...
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8 Creighton L. Rev. 6 (1974-1975)
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Creighton University School of Law
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