LOCATION: United States General Services Administration Building
DOCKET NO.: 75-1126
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
CITATION: 432 US 63 (1977)
ARGUED: Mar 30, 1977
DECIDED: Jun 16, 1977
George E. Feldmiller - for petitioner Trans World Airlines, Inc
Mozart G. Ratner - for petitioners International Ass'n of Machinists etc., et al.
Nathan Lewin - for the Nat
William H. Pickett - for respondents
William F. Pickett -
Facts of the case
Media for Trans World Airlines, Inc. v. HardisonAudio Transcription for Oral Argument - March 30, 1977 in Trans World Airlines, Inc. v. Hardison
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 16, 1977 in Trans World Airlines, Inc. v. Hardison
Warren E. Burger:
The judgments and opinion of the Court in 75-1126, Trans World Airlines against Hardison and the related case will be announced by Mr. Justice White.
Byron R. White:
This case arose under Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 involves a claim by the respondent, Hardison, that his is former employer, Trans World Airlines, did not make the efforts required by the statute to accommodate his religious beliefs and practices, so that he cannot only work for TWA but also observe his Saturday Sabbath.
The District Court held that TWA had satisfied the statute.
The Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held otherwise and rule that TWA could have but did not make further efforts to accommodate Hardison, and we granted certiorari.
And we now reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals.
Our reasons for doing so are stated in the opinion.
The defendant filed today. Mr. Justice Marshall has dissented and Mr. Justice Brennan has joined him.
Warren E. Burger:
Thank you, Mr. Justice White.