An underlying premise of a partnership is that it is a strictly voluntary association between two or more persons for a business purpose. The concept that a partnership can be forced against its will to accept another individual into the organization as a partner is repugnant to the underlying premise of voluntariness of association. One purpose of Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and to place men and women on an equal footing. In order for this equal footing to exist, an individual's capabilities can be the only criteria used to determine whether or not an employee is entitled to a position. In the past, the outer limits of Title VII have been liberally construed in the broadest possible terms so as to encompass the entire working environment, including the professional fields of law and medicine
"Title VII Discrimination Actions: Applicable or Inapplicable to the Partnership Decision? Hishon v. King & Spalding,"
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