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Forbidden grounds : the case against employment discrimination laws

Author: Richard Allen Epstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This controversial book presents a powerful argument for the repeal of anti-discrimination laws within the workplace. These laws--frequently justified as a means to protect individuals from race, sex, age, and disability discrimination--have been widely accepted by liberals and conservatives alike since the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and are today deeply ingrained in our legal culture. Richard Epstein  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Epstein, Richard Allen, 1943-
Forbidden grounds.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)555448725
Online version:
Epstein, Richard Allen, 1943-
Forbidden grounds.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)608129914
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allen Epstein
ISBN: 0674308085 9780674308084
OCLC Number: 24010387
Description: xvi, 530 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Analytical foundations --
Human nature, social theory, and the common law --
Force, discrimination, and free entry --
Rational discrimination in competitive markets --
When entry is restricted : the case of monopoly --
History --
Race and the police power : 1890-1937 --
From the 1937 revolution to the 1964 Civil Rights Act --
Constitutional challenges to the 1964 Civil Rights Act --
Race discrimination --
The contract at will --
Disparate treatment --
From disparate treatment to disparate impact --
Disparate impact --
The effects of Title VII --
Sex discrimination --
Separate but equal --
Bona fide occupational qualifications --
Pensions --
Pregnancy --
Sexual harassment --
Empirical evidence of disparate impact --
Affirmative action --
Protected groups under Title VII --
First principles --
Newer forbidden grounds --
Age discrimination --
Disability discrimination.
Responsibility: Richard A. Epstein.

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Argues for the repeal of anti-discrimination laws within the workplace. Epstein demonstrates that these laws set one group against another, and cause more invidious discrimination than they prevent.  Read more...

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