Coauthored by two reporters from the recently released Restatement on Employment Law and Professor Tippett from the University of Oregon, this casebook provides considerable flexibility for an instructor teaching employment discrimination law, employment law, or a combination of both topics. It includes an in-depth treatment of Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA, as well as a new chapter on LGBTQ discrimination. It introduces the concept of employment-at-will, and contractual and tort-based exceptions. This casebook also provides an overview of laws relating to workplace injuries and employee benefits, as well as chapters on wage and hour law and employee classification or misclassification. It also includes a chapter on employee duties to the employer. A chapter on privacy reflects recent legislative initiatives at the state level, and an analysis of electronic intrusions by the employer.

Interspersed throughout are excerpts from the Restatement of Employment Law and “Practitioner Perspectives,” in which leading practitioners describe their day-to-day work and area of specialization. Cases are accompanied by notes that test a student’s basic understanding of the material (labeled “Test Your Understanding of the Material”), as well as informative notes providing context. The casebook comes with a Teacher's Manual containing case briefs and answers to notes. Also, adopting professors have access to an extensive website containing teaching materials, exercises, and lesson plans. Adopters may request a login for the website here.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 07/12/2016
Related Subject(s): Employment Discrimination

Samuel Estreicher, New York University School of Law

Michael C. Harper, Boston University School of Law

Elizabeth Tippett, University of Oregon Law


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The Fifth Edition of this casebook has been substantially revised and reorganized to reflect the order and content that professors teach, based on the authors’ review of syllabi nationwide. The revised book starts with an examination of the employer-employee relationship and the employment-at-will doctrine, and then proceeds with an in-depth treatment of discrimination jurisprudence. The employment discrimination section includes a new chapter on LGBTQ discrimination. The second half of the book consists of employment law topics, including a new chapter on misrepresentation, wrongful interference and defamation, and a chapter on workplace injuries. The privacy chapter has been substantially revised and condensed, as have the concluding chapters on benefits, remedies and procedure. The Fifth Edition also includes new “Practitioner Perspectives” containing reflections from leading practitioners in the field. Case notes have been reorganized and reworked throughout the book; cases are accompanied by two or three notes that “Test Your Understanding of the Material” and are followed by notes addressing “Related Issues” that provide additional content and information.

Samuel Estreicher and Michael Harper served as Reporters for the recently released Restatement of Employment Law. The Fifth Edition is accompanied by an extensive website containing teaching materials, exercises and lesson plans. It also includes a Teacher's Manual prepared by Elizabeth Tippett, which contains case briefs and answers to the notes.

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