Employment Discrimination Law

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Course Number:
LAW 639

Credit Hours:
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*. This course affords students an opportunity to delve deeply into the problems and legal solutions to employment discrimination, one of the most publicly contested areas of the law. While its primary focus is Title VII, which forbids discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, and national origin, the course also examines the more recently enacted remedial statutes, particularly those proscribing age and disability discrimination. The course also explores sexual orientation discrimination, constitutional protections, 42 USC sections 1981 and 1983, and the Equal Pay Act. Students will master the substantive law of discrimination, the special procedural requirements for administrative claims, and the array of remedies available to aggrieved parties, including affirmative action. This course is a foundation requirement for the Employment and Labor Law Concentration. It is recommended that students planning to take the Employment Law Clinic take either this course or Employment Law, LAW 684, prior to or in conjunction with the Clinic. Beginning Fall 2010, the course no longer satisfies the administrative law requirement.

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