From our private database of 33,600+ case briefs...
Ash v. Tyson Foods, Inc.
United States Supreme Court
546 U.S. 454 (2006)
Ash, a black employee, and another black employee (plaintiffs), alleged that their employer, Tyson Foods, Inc. (Tyson) (defendant), discriminated against them by promoting less qualified white employees instead of the plaintiffs. At trial, the plaintiffs offered evidence showing they were more qualified for the positions than the white employees who received the promotions. [The district court granted Tyson judgment as a matter of law or alternatively ordered a new trial.] The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found that the plaintiffs’ evidence related to their job qualifications was insufficient to show that Tyson’s asserted reason for not promoting them was pretext, because any disparity in qualifications between the plaintiffs and the promoted white employees was not so stark as to “jump off the page and slap [the court] in the face.” The court of appeals affirmed the judgment for Tyson. The plaintiffs petitioned for United States Supreme Court review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 603,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 603,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 33,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.