Employment Discrimination: A Concise Review of the Legal Landscape

  • 7h 21m
  • Deborah E. Rupp, Stephen J. Vodanovich
  • Oxford University Press (UK)
  • 2023

This volume provides readers with a straightforward and understandable presentation of the major laws and regulations concerning employment discrimination. It is meant to be useful for readers at all levels: from those new to employment discrimination law, to those who are moderately familiar or with advanced knowledge. While providing a basic but complete introduction to employment discrimination law, Employment Discrimination also contains a wealth of public access and supplemental material, such as laws, courts cases, and compliance manuals, to meet the needs of every reader. The text also includes boxed inserts from legal and social science sources that demonstrate how practitioners can apply employment discrimination law in the workplace. As the legal landscape for employment discrimination law is in constant flux, this up-to-date review provides an essential resource for staying current with evolving law.

About the Author

Stephen J. Vodanovich is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at the University of West Florida specializing in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He is a coauthor of a previous text on EEO law and taught a graduate-level course on employment discrimination for over 20 years. His other research interests include the examination of the construct of boredom (and boredom proneness), ageism, and workaholism. He published or co-published over 70 articles. He has also taught courses, and consulted with various organizations, regarding human resource practices including personnel selection, test construction, job analysis, and performance management.

Deborah E. Rupp is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, specializing in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She conducts research on legal issues surrounding human resource management and equal employment opportunity; organizational justice, behavioral ethics, and corporate social responsibility; as well as issues surrounding testing and assessment by organizations. Rupp is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She has published six books and over 100 papers and chapters, and regularly teaches courses in personnel selection and EEO legal issues. Her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court proceedings, and she has consulted with myriad organizations around the world.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Employment Discrimination Law and the Civil Court System
  • Basic Discrimination Scenarios
  • Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination
  • Discrimination Based on Religion
  • Title VII Legal Scenarios for Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  • Sex-Specific Workplace Discrimination—Equal Pay, Pregnancy/FMLA, Dress/Appearance, LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Affirmative Action
  • Retaliation
  • Glossary
  • Cases Cited
  • References