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Good Case, Bad Case, No Case: The Contested Construction of Employment Discrimination

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The construction of law has been the center of theoretical, juridical, and sociological fields of research. These literatures examine the history and efficacy of particular legislative or judicial interpretations as well as the short- and long-term effects of the law on the social landscape. Within this discourse is an exercise of boundary-drawing of what "is" law. Implictly, this commentary suggests that there exists conduct outside these legal boundaries, and often, when litigation are deemed frivolous. This paper seeks to address these issues using qualitative data from plaintiffs, defendants and the lawyers involved in federal employment civil rights cases between 1988 and 2003. The qualitative data provides considerable insight that quantiative analysis cannot capture, that is, the forces that shape the claims construction process of employers, employees and the lawyers involved in EO litigation. These interviews reveal how legal frivolousness is constructed and how this construction varies.
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Weinberg, Jill., Nelson, Robert. and Nielsen, Laura. "Good Case, Bad Case, No Case: The Contested Construction of Employment Discrimination" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL, May 27, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p406929_index.html>

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Weinberg, J. , Nelson, R. L. and Nielsen, L. , 2010-05-27 "Good Case, Bad Case, No Case: The Contested Construction of Employment Discrimination" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p406929_index.html

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Abstract: The construction of law has been the center of theoretical, juridical, and sociological fields of research. These literatures examine the history and efficacy of particular legislative or judicial interpretations as well as the short- and long-term effects of the law on the social landscape. Within this discourse is an exercise of boundary-drawing of what "is" law. Implictly, this commentary suggests that there exists conduct outside these legal boundaries, and often, when litigation are deemed frivolous. This paper seeks to address these issues using qualitative data from plaintiffs, defendants and the lawyers involved in federal employment civil rights cases between 1988 and 2003. The qualitative data provides considerable insight that quantiative analysis cannot capture, that is, the forces that shape the claims construction process of employers, employees and the lawyers involved in EO litigation. These interviews reveal how legal frivolousness is constructed and how this construction varies.


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