Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Because of Sex by
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
"Through first-person accounts and vivid narrative, Because of Sex tells the story of how one law, our highest court, and a few tenacious women changed the American workplace forever."
Nine to Five by
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
"Nine to Five provides a lively and accessible introduction to the laws and policies regulating sex, sexuality, and gender identity in the American workplace. Contemporary cases and events reveal the breadth and persistence of sexism and gender stereotyping."
Gender, Sexualities and Law by
Publication Date: 2011-03-17
"Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of contemporary issues – both topical and controversial – raised by the gendered character of law, legal discourse and institutions. The gendering of law, persons and the legal profession, along with the gender bias of legal outcomes, has been a fractious, but fertile, focus of reflection."
Women and the Law Stories by
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
"This book examines landmark cases establishing women’s legal rights, offering accounts of the litigants, history, parties, strategies, and theoretical implications. It will enrich any law school course and can serve as a text for a course on women and the law, gender and law, feminist jurisprudence, or women’s studies."
Selling Women Short by
Publication Date: 2005-09-07
"In 2000, Betty Dukes, a fifty-two-year-old black woman in Pittsburg, California, became the lead plaintiff in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, a class action, representing 1.6 million women. In her explosive investigation of this historic lawsuit, journalist Liza Featherstone reveals how Wal-Mart, a self-styled "family-oriented," Christian company: Deprives women (but not men) of the training they need to advance."
Law Review Articles
The Two Laws of Sex Stereotyping, 57 B.C. L. Rev. 12 (2016).
"This Article takes a close look at the rationales and legal doctrines that underlie both branches of the law of sex stereotyping: the prohibited and the permissible."
Appearance and Grooming Standards as Sex Discrimination in the Workplace, 56 Cath. U.L. Rev. 261 (2006).
"This Comment addresses the question of when an employer may permissibly impose a gender-specific appearance or grooming standard on an employee in light of Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination."
The Naked Truth: Appearance Discrimination, Employment, and the Law, 14 Asian Am. L.J. 165, 169 (2007).
"Employers often use appearance as a signal of an employee's qualifications, and even after hiring decisions are made, employers continue to regulate the appearance of their employees through dressing and grooming policies."
Gender Performance Over Job Performance: Body Art Work Rules and the Continuing Subordination of the Feminine, 14 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 319, 366-367 (2007).
"Despite properly performing their job tasks, employees find that employers and courts constantly demean and reject their efforts at racial, ethnic, and religious performance through body art and modification in the workplace, demanding a facade of cultural neutrality."
Only Girls Wear Barrettes: Dress and Appearance Standards, Community Norms, and Workplace Equality, 92 Mich. L. Rev. 2541, 2582 (1994).
"Accordingly, in evaluating dress and appearance codes, my focus is not on whether they are mandatory but on whether, mandatory or not, they further gender-based disadvantage in the workplace."
Encyclopedias and Practice Aids
Library of Congress Subject Headings