This article is intended to help employees and practitioners determine whether an employer's pension or annuity plan violates Title VII, and if so, to identify the scope of relief which may be obtained. Part I discusses the Supreme Court's decision in Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris. Part II discusses the various types of pension and retirement plans, and describes how to identify sex discrimination in typical plans. Part ill briefly addresses the more difficult question of how to remedy employer non-compliance, and discusses the relief issues raised by both retirees and present employees (with reagard to benefits based on post-Norris contributions and pre-Norris contributions) once a Title VII violation has been found.
Mary L. Heen, Sex Discrimination in Pension and Retirement Annuity Plans After Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris: Recognizing and Remedying Employer Non-Compliance, 8 Women's Rts. L. Rep. 155 (1985).