Course Description

601:605 EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW (2 or 3)

Eyer, Harvey, Jenoff, Maltz, Rosoff



A study of the federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment.

The 2-credit version of the course focuses primarily on the paradigm employment discrimination statute, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, but briefly considers the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The 3-credit version includes more coverage of the latter two statutes along with other sources of federal employment discrimination law.

Both courses examine theories of proof, defenses, exceptions, procedures and remedies under the statutes studied, and specific topics in the field, including seniority, pregnancy-related discrimination, sexual harassment and affirmative action.