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Emplymnt Discrim (LAW-668-001)
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A survey of the major federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, with special emphasis on practical problems encountered in litigation. The primary focus is on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and race discrimination. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, national origin, or handicap will also be considered. Topics include statutory scope and coverage, establishing liability, defenses, remedies, affirmative action, and enforcement procedures.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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1. Casebook: Avery, Onitveros, Corrada, Selmi & Hart, Employment Discrimination Law Cases and Materials on Equality in the Workplace (8th Ed. 2010)
2. Statutory Supplement to Employment Discrimination Law (2010)
First Class Readings
January 15 – Introductory Concepts: Stereotyping, Equal Opportunity and Equal Treatment
On-line: Implicit Bias Test – take a test or 2 at: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ CNN Poll: Most Americans See Lingering Racism -- In Others at http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/12/12/racism.poll/index.html Gallup Poll Study reported at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/08/AR2005120802037.html?referrer=emailarticle
MyWCL: “Women Take Care, Men Take Charge” – Catalyst 2005 Study
Casebook: Ch.1 Race and the Meaning of Equality in the Workplace, pp. 2-8 Ch. 2 Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment: An Overview, pp. 9-16
My WCL: Slack v. Havens, Part I and Part II.B Statutes: Title VII, § 703(a)
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