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284.1 sec. 1 - Employment Discrimination (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Catherine Albiston  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: TuTh 2:10-3:25
Meeting Location: 240

Course Start: January 10, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49984


This course examines the law regulating employment discrimination and equal employment opportunity, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is an introductory, but comprehensive, course that emphasizes the major analytical frameworks for conceptualizing discrimination and equality in the workplace. The course will combine a pragmatic, litigation-oriented perspective with a theoretical, sociological one, as it investigates the assumptions underlying various legal approaches and situates legal trends within larger social and historical contexts. The primary focus will be federal law, as well as public policy concerns and the theoretical frameworks of equality doctrine.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge of the rules of civil procedure (1L preparation or equivalent) is important for this course.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Work Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Books:
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  • Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination
    Zimmer, Sullivan & White
    Edition: Seventh Edition
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9780735570863
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $65.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Employment Discrimination: Selected Cases & Statutes
    Zimmer, Sullivan & White
    Edition: 2011
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9781454808084
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 41
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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