Anderson v. Bessemer City

470 U.S. 564 (1985)


Anderson's (P) sued Bessemer City (D) for discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. P alleged that she had been denied a position as Recreation Director because of her sex. After a two-day trial, the court issued a memorandum of decision setting forth its finding that P had been denied the position because of her sex and that male members of D's hiring commission had been biased against P because she was a woman. D appealed, and the lower court's findings were reversed because they were clearly erroneous. P appealed.