Employment Discrimination

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 30/44
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on the principal federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment, especially Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course will focus on the theories of discrimination that have evolved under the various antidiscrimination laws. Also focuses on specific issues relating to particular types of discrimination such as sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, retaliation and reasonable accommodation of religion and disability. Analyzes the policy underlying the laws and whether the laws are effectively achieving the statutory goal of eliminating workplace discrimination.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: None

Other Work
In addition to the exam, grading will be based on class participation, which may include presenting problems and other assigned class activities.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: The make-up class for the session which would have been held on MLK Day (Jan. 20th) will be held on Jan. 31, 2020 at 1:00-2:20pm.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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