Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Rosenfeld v. Southern Pacific Co.

444 F.2d 1219 (1971)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 33,800+ case briefs...

Rosenfeld v. Southern Pacific Co.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

444 F.2d 1219 (1971)

Facts

Southern Pacific Co. (defendant) excluded women from consideration for its agent-telegrapher positions. Agent-telegraphers had physically demanding duties, including climbing over and around boxcars, frequently lifting objects weighing more than 25 pounds, and occasionally lifting objects weighing more than 50 pounds. The position also required workdays in excess of 10 hours and workweeks in excess of 80 hours during harvest season. Leah Rosenfeld (plaintiff), a Southern Pacific employee, applied for a job as an agent-telegrapher, but the position was given to a less-experienced male employee. Rosenfeld sued Southern Pacific in federal court, alleging that the company had denied her the position based solely on her sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Southern Pacific argued that sex was a bona fide occupational qualification for the position because women were unsuited for physically demanding jobs and thus its policy did not violate Title VII. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Rosenfeld.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hamley, J.)

What to do next…

  1. 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 604,000 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
  2. 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 604,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 33,800 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.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 604,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 33,800 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership