In EU, U.S.-Style Bias Laws Grow Clearly European

Law360, New York (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Over the last 10 years, the European Union has worked to implement discrimination laws that closely mirror the long-standing anti-bias rules in the United States. But despite the resemblance, as the new rules are implemented and coupled with existing employment protections, European provisions are developing characteristics that are uniquely distinct from those on the other side of the Atlantic.

Towards the end of the 20th century – decades after the U.S. passed most of its own laws – the European Commission directed its members to install...
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