Employment Discrimination Law (20037). 3 units. This course will focus primarily on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In addition to learning the doctrinal machinery of employment discrimination claims, students in this course will learn the competing theories of discrimination that are the heart of this area of the law. We will develop the conceptual tools to understand litigation not only under Title VII itself—which now makes up a significant portion of the entire civil docket of the federal courts—but also under the many related federal and state employment statutes that build on it. The course covers controversies among litigants, judges and legislatures about such questions as: what counts as intentional discrimination; how the law should treat discrimination that is not intentional; burdens of proof; how the Constitution interacts with employment discrimination statutes; what actions employers are required or permitted to take to avoid discriminating; and affirmative action. We will also discuss the legal treatment of discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, national origin and language, sexual orientation and gender identity, and religion. We will supplement the case law with relevant secondary materials that provide perspectives from disciplines such as sociology and psychology. Scheduled examination. J.R. Fishkin.
SLB - 128 (Tue) SLB - 128 (Thu) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10100
Exam: 12/20/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 4 hour(s)
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