America on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed by Alan M. Dershowitz

By Alan M. Dershowitz

The popular lawyer and bestselling writer unearths how amazing trials all through our historical past have helped to form our country. providing insights into the human situation, those trials function a old rfile, chronicling the struggles and passions in their time.

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Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research: Rights and Realities. New York: Springer Press. , & William P. Bridges (1999) Legalizing Gender Inequality: Courts, Markets, and Unequal Pay for Women in America. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. , et al. (2005) ‘‘Studying Race or Ethnic and Sex Segregation at the Establishment Level: Methodological Issues and Substantive Opportunities Using EEO-1 Reports,’’ 32 Work and Occupations 5–38. Rosenberg, Gerald N. (1991) The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change?

Supplementary analysis is available upon request. 286 Race, Health, and Prison As a key control variable, a lagged measure of problematic health is included in all models. Respondents are asked to report whether they have a health problem that prevents them from performing social or work functions. The data are arrayed to ensure that the measurement of prior health problems precedes risk of incarceration. Prior to incarceration, slightly more than 6 percent of the sample report having health problems.

Thus while EEO law constrains the behavior of organizations by licensing and limiting certain employment behaviors, organizations also influence how the law is applied and with what outcomes. Moreover, to the extent that EEO structures provide some protection against unfavorable outcomes, organizations may be quick to adopt such structures without examining substantive patterns of inequity, such as racial and gender divisions of labor and workplace diversity. While this research is an initial step toward unraveling the role employing organizations play in shaping legal outcomes in the context of employment discrimination law, its findings as well as limitations suggest several avenues for future research.

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