Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List A)
This course is an introduction to the law of employment discrimination. In general, the course will focus first on the three basic theories of employment discrimination – individual disparate treatment, systemic disparate treatment, and disparate impact – and will then consider the interrelationship of these theories. With this foundation, the course will go on to consider in detail a variety of topics including sex and pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, discrimination based on religion, and disability discrimination. If time allows, the course also may cover procedures for enforcing antidiscrimination laws, and remedies for employment discrimination.