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Employment Discrimination

A Concise Review of the Legal Landscape

Stephen J. Vodanovich and Deborah E. Rupp

Publication Date - March 2022

ISBN: 9780190085421

384 pages
7 x 10 inches

In Stock

As the legal landscape for employment discrimination law is in constant flux, this up-to-date review provides an essential resource for staying current with ever-evolving law and policy.


This volume provides readers with a straightforward and understandable presentation of the major laws and regulations concerning employment discrimination. It is meant to be useful for readers at all levels: from those new to employment discrimination law, to those who are moderately familiar or with advanced knowledge. While providing a basic but complete introduction to employment discrimination law, Employment Discrimination also contains a wealth of public access and supplemental material, such as laws, courts cases, and compliance manuals, to meet the needs of every reader. The text also includes boxed inserts from legal and social science sources that demonstrate how practitioners can apply employment discrimination law in the workplace. As the legal landscape for employment discrimination law is in constant flux, this up-to-date review provides an essential resource for staying current with evolving law.

A companion website with supplemental material can be found at www.oup.com/us/employmentdiscrimination.


  • Provides links to court decisions, laws, and regulations to allow for easy access to primary source material
  • Compiles current, up-to-date information (e.g., court decisions, guidelines, EEOC data) that takes into account the constantly evolving legal landscape
  • Supplemental material available for readers at all levels, allowing readers with different expertise to find the material they need

About the Author(s)

Stephen J. Vodanovich is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at the University of West Florida specializing in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He is a coauthor of a previous text on EEO law and taught a graduate-level course on employment discrimination for over 20 years. His other research interests include the examination of the construct of boredom (and boredom proneness), ageism, and workaholism. He published or co-published over 70 articles. He has also taught courses, and consulted with various organizations, regarding human resource practices including personnel selection, test construction, job analysis, and performance management.

Deborah E. Rupp is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, specializing in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She conducts research on legal issues surrounding human resource management and equal employment opportunity; organizational justice, behavioral ethics, and corporate social responsibility; as well as issues surrounding testing and assessment by organizations. Rupp is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She has published six books and over 100 papers and chapters, and regularly teaches courses in personnel selection and EEO legal issues. Her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court proceedings, and she has consulted with myriad organizations around the world.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Overview of Employment Discrimination Law and the Civil Court System
    Chapter 2: Basic Discrimination Scenarios
    Chapter 3: Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination
    Chapter 4: Discrimination Based on Religion
    Chapter 5: Title VII Legal Scenarios for Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
    Chapter 6: Sex-Specific Workplace Discrimination: Equal Pay, Pregnancy/FMLA, Dress/Appearance, LGBTQ+ Issues
    Chapter 7: Age Discrimination
    Chapter 8: Disability Discrimination
    Chapter 9: Affirmative Action
    Chapter 10: Retaliation
    Cases cited