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Table of Contents, The Excuse Factory

Introduction

TENURE TRACK

1. Hiring Hell

2. Tenure Track [decline of employment at will]

3. All Protected Now [expansion of discrimination law][related articles]

4. Fear of Flirting [related articles]

THE AGE OF ACCOMMODATION

5. Mistaken Identity [disabled-rights movement]

6. The Age of Accommodation [related articles]

7. Accommodating Demons [legal protection for alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness][excerpt: Washington Monthly]

8. Surprise Farewells [age discrimination, retirement and buyouts] [related
article: USA Today
]

THE EXCUSE FACTORY

9. The Excuse Factory

10. Dropping the Stretcher [legal assault on employee testing; safety
implications]

11. The New Meaning of Competence

KID GLOVES AND BRASS KNUCKLES

12. Kid Gloves and Brass Knuckles [high personal costs of litigation process; retaliation law][related article: Baltimore Sun]

13. Why Business Will Miss Unions

14. Workplace Cleansing ["hostile-environment" prevention, advanced level]

THE TERMS OF COOPERATION

15. Our Scofflaw Bosses [why no one actually complies] [excerpt: Reason]

16. Secure in What?

17. The Terms of Cooperation

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