Employment Discrimination Law, Fifth Edition

For over three decades, Employment Discrimination Law has been the definitive treatise in this complex and highly detailed area of law. Experienced practitioners offer analysis from a range of perspectives including management, plaintiff, union, and public practice, providing a balanced presentation of issues surrounding discrimination in the workplace. It offers the most comprehensive coverage and unbiased analysis of employment discrimination law available anywhere.

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Employment Discrimination Law is the definitive treatise in this complex and highly detailed field.  The balanced and unbiased approach of this two-volume work reflects the combined efforts of attorneys from the three wings of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Equal Employment Opportunity Law Committee, representing the plaintiff/public, management, and union employment bars. Offering the most comprehensive coverage of employment discrimination law available, Employment Discrimination Law is described as an “indispensable resource” in the Legal Information Buyer’s Guide and Reference Manual.

The Fifth Edition’s highlights include the impact of the Supreme Court’s rulings on the breadth of retaliation claims, the viability of agreements to arbitrate employment disputes, Title VII class actions, and the statute of limitations accrual date for pay discrimination. It also features rewritten chapters on EEOC administrative processes and federal contract affirmative action compliance. 


Part I. Theories of Discrimination

  • Disparate Treatment
  • Disparate Impact
  • Failure to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation

Part II. Prohibited Bases of Discrimination

  • Race and Color
  • National Origin and Citizenship
  • Native Americans
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information
  • Retaliation

Part III. Employment Actions

  • Hiring
  • Promotion/Advancement/Reclassification
  • Seniority
  • Compensation
  • Sexual and Other forms of Harassment
  • Discharge and Reduction in Force

Part IV. The Parties

  • Employers
  • Unions
  • Employment Agencies
  • Charging Parties and Plaintiffs

Part V. Procedural Issues

  • EEOC Administrative Process
  • Timeliness
  • Jurisprudential Bars to Actions
  • Title VII Litigation
  • Justice Department Litigation
  • Federal Employee Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Discovery
  • Statistical and Other Expert Proof

Part VI. Other Sources of Protection

  • The Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1871
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • “Reverse” Discrimination/Affirmative Action
  • Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Compliance

Part VII. Remedies and Resolution

  • Injunctive and Affirmative Relief
  • Monetary Relief
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Settlement

Table of Cases • Index


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

Barbara T. Lindemann is formerly Of Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw, Los Angeles, CA.


Paul Grossman is a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, Los Angeles, CA.


C. Geoffrey Weirich is the principal at Weirich Consulting and ADR, Atlanta, GA.



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“[T]his scholarly examination of employment discrimination issues includes a discussion of disparate treatment, adverse impact, effects of past discrimination, reasonable accommodation, sexual harassment, comparable worth, wrongful discharge, union relations, and statistical proof. [A]n indispensable resource for the labor law specialist. The text is thorough and supported by exhaustive citations and notes.”

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