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Georgetown Law Clinic Targets Legal Doctrine that Allows Modern-Day Workplace Discrimination on Basis of Race, Gender
A Georgetown Law professor and students are taking aim at an entrenched legal doctrine — known as the “adverse employment action” doctrine — that courts are using to allow employers to continue to discriminate against workers on the basis of race, sex and other legally protected traits.
Georgetown announced on February 2nd, 2021, the establishment of a new Racial Justice Institute (RJI) and the hire of three faculty members in the areas of law, the arts, health and public policy who will lead the institute’s interdisciplinary work that pushes the frontiers of knowledge about race, equity and action.
The Racial Justice Institute at Georgetown will serve as a hub where scholars, activists and thought leaders may work across the academic, policy and advocacy spaces and serve as a place to seed and inspire the next generation of scholars and leaders addressing the vestiges of enslavement and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color.