Exporting US Anti-Discrimination Rules? Not So Fast

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Discrimination law in the United States is more evolved than anywhere else on Earth. The leading treatise on U.S. employment discrimination law (by Barbara Lindemann and Paul Grossman) runs to two volumes and 3,300 pages. By now, decades after America’s civil rights movement gave rise to tough, groundbreaking workplace discrimination laws, American jurisprudence has refined discrimination law concepts more complex than analogous doctrines anywhere else.

Stateside employment discrimination disputes can implicate ideas as esoteric as “gender stereotyping,” “third-party retaliation,” “sex plus” discrimination against a protected “sub-class,”...
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