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Discrimination at work : comparing European, French, and American law / Marie Mercat-Bruns, translated from the French by Elaine Holt ; with a foreword by Christopher Kutz.

By: Mercat-Bruns, Marie [author.].
Contributor(s): Holt, Elaine (Translator) [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 362 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0520283805; 0520959582; 9780520283800; 9780520959583.Uniform titles: Discriminations en droit du travail. English Subject(s): Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- Interviews | Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries | Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- France | Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States | Lawyers -- United States -- Interviews | Comparative law | Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation | International law | Jurisprudence and general issues | Law and society | Law | Lawyers | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General | Society and social sciences Society and social sciences | Sociology and anthropology | Sociology | Sociology: work and labour | Europe -- European Union countries | France | United States | American law | Discrimination | Employment | European law | French law | Labor | Law and legislationGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Interviews.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 344.01/398133 Online resources: Digital version
Contents:
History of antidiscrimination law : the Constitution and the search for paradigms of equality -- Antidiscrimination models and enforcement -- Disparate treatment discrimination : intent, bias, and the burden of proof -- From disparate impact to systemic discrimination -- The multiple grounds of discrimination.
Summary: "Do the United States and France, both post-industrial democracies, differ in their views and laws concerning discrimination? Marie Mercat-Bruns, a Franco-American scholar, examines the differences in how the two countries approach discrimination. Bringing together prominent legal scholars--including Robert Post, Linda Krieger, Martha Minow, Reva Siegel, Susan Sturm, Richard Ford, and others--Mercat-Bruns demonstrates how the two nations have adopted divergent strategies. The United States continues, with mixed success at "colorblind" policies, to deal with issues of diversity in university enrollment, class action sex-discrimination lawsuits, and rampant police violence against African American men and women. In France, the country has banned the full-face veil while making efforts to present itself as a secular republic. Young men and women whose parents and grandparents came from sub-Sahara and North Africa are stuck coping with a society that fails to take into account the barriers to employment and education they face. Discrimination at Work provides an incisive comparative analysis of how the nature of discrimination in both countries has changed, now often hidden, or steeped in deep unconscious bias. While it is rare for employers in both countries to openly discriminate, deep systemic discrimination exists, rooted in structural and environmental causes and the ways each state has dealt with difference in general. Invigorating and incisive, the book examines hot-button issues of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and equality for LGBT individuals, delivering comparisons meant to further social equality and fundamental human rights across borders"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

History of antidiscrimination law : the Constitution and the search for paradigms of equality -- Antidiscrimination models and enforcement -- Disparate treatment discrimination : intent, bias, and the burden of proof -- From disparate impact to systemic discrimination -- The multiple grounds of discrimination.

"Do the United States and France, both post-industrial democracies, differ in their views and laws concerning discrimination? Marie Mercat-Bruns, a Franco-American scholar, examines the differences in how the two countries approach discrimination. Bringing together prominent legal scholars--including Robert Post, Linda Krieger, Martha Minow, Reva Siegel, Susan Sturm, Richard Ford, and others--Mercat-Bruns demonstrates how the two nations have adopted divergent strategies. The United States continues, with mixed success at "colorblind" policies, to deal with issues of diversity in university enrollment, class action sex-discrimination lawsuits, and rampant police violence against African American men and women. In France, the country has banned the full-face veil while making efforts to present itself as a secular republic. Young men and women whose parents and grandparents came from sub-Sahara and North Africa are stuck coping with a society that fails to take into account the barriers to employment and education they face. Discrimination at Work provides an incisive comparative analysis of how the nature of discrimination in both countries has changed, now often hidden, or steeped in deep unconscious bias. While it is rare for employers in both countries to openly discriminate, deep systemic discrimination exists, rooted in structural and environmental causes and the ways each state has dealt with difference in general. Invigorating and incisive, the book examines hot-button issues of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and equality for LGBT individuals, delivering comparisons meant to further social equality and fundamental human rights across borders"--Provided by publisher.

Translated from the French.

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