Categories: Labor and Employment Law
Instructor(s) Leachman, Gwen
Equal Employment Law examines the legal principles prohibiting discrimination in the workplace and the basic litigation strategies in employment discrimination cases. The course will focus primarily on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and its subsequent amendments), the basic federal statute governing employment discrimination, and the case law interpreting and applying it, with some additional attention to other federal anti-discrimination laws. While it is not feasible to give thorough coverage to all the federal statutes regulating employment discrimination, the course gives students a solid grounding in the fundamental principles of employment discrimination law and litigation.
Students who successfully complete the course will:
-Develop a comprehensive understanding of substantive employment discrimination law under Title VII and the ADA;
-Be able to identify the common procedural challenges that arise in employment discrimination litigation;
-Be able to advise clients who are either facing workplace discrimination or are defending against (or seeking to prevent) discrimination claims;
-Understand how current legal frameworks for resolving workplace discrimination relate to (and sometimes conflict with) social science understandings of how discrimination actually operates on the ground.