As a result of the suit, a year later, a federal district judge awarded Hopkins the partnership position that she was originally denied. Price Waterhouse was also ordered by the judge to pay Hopkins between $300,000 and $400,000 in back pay. Hopkins had already moved on to a senior budgeting position at World Bank but later returned to Price Warehouse until her retirement in 2002.
In a landmark Supreme Court case, Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, the Court took a broad approach to define “sex” within Title VII and recognized sex-stereotyping as discrimination because of sex.
In Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, Ann Hopkins was one of eighty-eight candidates for partnership with the firm, but the only woman. Hopkins brought a Title VII suit, after she was allegedly denied the partnership position for not conforming to stereotypical notions of how a woman should act, dress, and behave.