TITLE

Insular Individualism: Employment Discrimination Law After Ledbetter v. Goodyear

AUTHOR(S)
Green, Tristin K.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review;Summer2008, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p353
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article uncovers the insular individualism in the U.S. Supreme Court case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and maps some of its potential consequences for antidiscrimination law. It argues that the insular individualism reflected in the case is likely to lead to at least two significant changes in individual disparate treatment law, such as a narrowing of the evidence plaintiffs alleging individual disparate treatment are permitted to use to prove their case, and a cutting back on employer vicarious liability both by providing exceptions to employer liability for actions taken by what are seen as errant or rogue discriminating employees and, as in the area of sexual harassment, by requiring victims of discrimination to complain to their employers about discrimination early on.
ACCESSION #
32768712

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics