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Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas


This book describes what happens when workers file employment discrimination cases in federal court, Judges dismiss cases where supervisors grope women, call them whores and sluts, and repeatedly ask them on dates. Judges dismiss cases where supervisors use racial epithets against black workers. Judges dismiss cases where an employer gives an employee a negative evaluation because of her race. Congress passed discrimination laws that offer broad protections against workplace discrimination. Yet over the past several decades, courts have created ways to analyze discrimination cases in a way tha ... More

Keywords: discrimination, civil rights, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, harassment, retaliation, equality, bias, EEOC

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190278380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra F. Sperino, author
Professor of Law, University of Cincinatti

Suja A. Thomas, author
Professor of Law, University of Illinois