Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: Jean T. McKelvey

A discussion, reprinted from the Industrial and Labor Relations Review 24 (April, 1971), of sex discrimination in the workplace, the impact of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its arbitral applications and limitations. Revisiting the debate within the Academy over the proper role of an arbitrator confronted with conflict between the agreement and the law, McKelvey finds the tensions between the labor contract, public policy and the law are especially pronounced in arbitration of sex discrimination, but predicts that federal preemption of protective state legislation will ease some conflicts.