Accession Number : ADA456567


Title :   The Civil Rights Act of 1991: From Conciliation to Litigation-- How Congress Delegates Lawmaking to the Courts


Corporate Author : JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA


Personal Author(s) : Hernicz, Charles B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a456567.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 157


Abstract : In the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Congress shifted the emphasis of employment discrimination law from the original goal of employer/employee conciliation to a litigation oriented remedy with tort- like damages. The new law unfortunately fails to provide the courts with sufficient definition of terms and goals to implement the intent of the new law. This thesis identifies many of the Act's shortcomings and suggest ways the courts can interpret the law to encourage better lawmaking in the future.


Descriptors :   *DISCRIMINATION , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , CONGRESS , EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY , EMPLOYMENT , THESES


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE