LAW Employment Discrimination
Employment Law: Employee Benefits
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Antidiscrimination : Employment discrimination laws generally prohibit discrimination based on status in a protected class, such as race, gender, national origin and religion. The application of federal laws to benefit plan sponsors has the impact of preventing discrimination in fringe benefits. An employee benefits lawyer should have a good understanding of these laws.
General course Description:
This course examines legal responses to the barriers to workplace equality that are faced by minority groups. The course surveys the relevant doctrine, focusing primarily on federal employment discrimination statutes but also addressing more expansive antidiscrimination protections under some state statutes and local ordinances. Covered topics include sexual and racial harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, and affirmative interventions aimed at increasing the minority group and/or female representation in certain job categories or segments of the labor market. In addition to surveying the doctrine as it stands and as it has developed over time the class also explores the doctrinal and conceptual difficulties inherent in identifying invidious discrimination and in devising appropriate remedies.
Course Style: A Substantive/Statutory course deals with law, theory, and policy in the context of a particular code or statutory scheme.
Course Frequency: Offered once a year