Law 664:  Employment Discrimination

This course examines the federal laws pertaining to employment discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, alienage, age, and disability. The course focuses primarily on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. There is some limited coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the affirmative action requirements imposed under Executive Order 11,246. Careful consideration is given to the burdens of proof applicable to employment discrimination suits based upon both individual claims of discriminatory treatment and class claims challenging personnel standards which have a disparate impact upon protected groups. The course also explores the bona fide occupational qualification defense, the validation rules applicable to employment requirements that have a disparate impact upon protected groups, and the bona fide seniority system exemption.

Sequence and Prerequisites: None.

Evaluation: Administered final examination.

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