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United States Ninth Circuit

EEOC v. Peabody Western Coal Co., 12-17780

In this action, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges that the tribal hiring preference contained in defendant’s leases with the Navajo Nation violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Summary judgment against the EEOC is affirmed, where the Navajo hiring preference was a political classification rather than a national origin classification, and therefore did not violate Title VII.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/26/2014
  • Published 09/26/2014


  • Fletcher


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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