This second edition of the practical and well-designed EEO Law and Personnel Practices has been completely revised and updated in line with the latest developments in US law, including the new Americans with Disabilities Act. Arthur Gutman provides a framework for understanding all federal EEO laws by addressing the following questions: - What classes of people are protected (or, have rights)? - What business entities are covered (or, have duties)? - What employment practices are covered? - Is the law administered, and if so, how? - What are the penalties (or, remedies) for breaking the law? - What judicial scenarios are used in litigation? The author not only makes the reader aware of the laws and the applicable defenses, but also provides an understanding of the reasons underlying them. Nearly all chapters conclude with a section on compliance.

Summary and Epilogue

Summary and epilogue

The first edition of EEO Law and Personnel Practices went to press early in the summer of 1992, after completion of the 1991–1992 Supreme Court calendar. This second edition went to press in the early summer of 1999, after completion of the 1998–1999 Supreme Court calendar. This chapter summarizes major developments between the two editions and discusses major areas of uncertainty as we enter the 21st century.

Major Developments between Editions

Since the first edition, the Supreme Court has issued critical rulings affecting each Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law featured in this book. The court also ignored major issues, however, most notably the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (CRA 91) prescriptions for adverse impact and key circuit court rulings on reverse discrimination. ...

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