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8109 - Employment Discrimination Law
Professor: Martha Chamallas
Semester: 2013 Spring
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Exam
This course addresses developments in civil rights law in the context of the workplace. We will look at the growing body of law designed to protect against discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. The main focus of the course will be on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Throughout the course, we will examine the ongoing debate in the Supreme Court, Congress, and the nation as to the appropriate meaning of the anti-discrimination norm, a debate that involves questions as to intent as compared to impact theories and individual as compared to group theories of discrimination.
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