Introduction to the Law of Employment Discrimination

Introduction to the Law of Employment Discrimination

This new edition of An Introduction to the Law of Employment Discrimination summarizes the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability. Several major statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act, protect American workers from discrimination.

In this handy reference guide, Michael Evan Gold discusses complex legislation in lucid, understandable terms. In his discussion of each statute, the author provides such information as: who is protected by the statute; who must obey the statute; principal definitions of discrimination together with numerous examples; ways of proving discrimination; reasonable accommodation; defenses to discrimination; retaliation; remedies; and procedures for bringing a claim.

Michael Evan Gold

Michael Evan Gold is Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law, and History at Cornell University. He is the author of An Introduction to Labor Law, A Dialogue on Comparable Worth, and An Introduction to the Law of Employment Discrimination, all from Cornell.



An Introduction to Labor Law
Michael Evan Gold
A useful and course-tested primer that explains the basic principles of the federal law regulating the relationship of employers to labor unions, now in its third edition.