Harassment and sex discrimination law

(Walter Olson online writings by topic)

For regularly updated commentaries on this subject as well as outside links, see my Overlawyered.com site, launched July 1999, which includes pages devoted to family law and harassment law.

Harassment law
Sex discrimination law
Women's issues generally
Sexuality and family law (separate page)


Harassment law:

[See the page devoted to this subject, "Fear of Flirting", at Overlawyered.com.  The Excuse Factory discusses harassment law at length, including Chapters 4 ("Fear of Flirting") and 14 ("Workplace Cleansing").  Neither chapter, unfortunately, is online at the moment.]

"Selective Liability" (Clinton's legal legacy), The American Lawyer, March 2000.

"Title IX's Invisible Ink" (Supreme Court invents right to sue for student-on-student harassment), Reason, August/September 1999.

"A Legacy of Dirty Laundry" (brief contribution to symposium on harassment law), The Women's Quarterly, Winter 1999.

"Have the Harassment Rules Changed?", "Manager's Journal", Wall Street Journal, April 6, 1998 (judge's dismissal of Paula Jones lawsuit).

"Punch the Clock, Sue the Boss", New York Times, March 20, 1998.

"Shut Up, They Explained" ("zero-tolerance" harassment policies), Reason, June 1997.

"The Long Arm of Harassment Law", New York Times, July 7, 1996.

When Sensitivity Training Is the Law”, “Rule of Law” column, Wall Street Journal, January 20, 1993.

Sex discrimination law:

"Title IX From Outer Space: How Federal Law Is Killing Men's College Sports", Reason, February 1998.

"Opposing View: Meddlers Won't Quit" (EEOC guidelines on coaches' pay in college athletics), USA Today, November 17, 1997.

"Disabling America", National Review, May 5, 1997 (strength tests in firefighting, etc.)

"Read These Books -- And Sue Every Boss in Sight", Baltimore Sun, February 16, 1997.

[Separate categories cover discrimination law generally and employment law]


Women's issues generally:

"Family Planning: Social Engineering Tempts the Right", Reason, March 1998 (& subsequent letters exchange with Richard Gill)

"The Law on Trial", Wall Street Journal, October 14, 1997 (review of Beyond all Reason by Daniel Farber and Suzanna Sherry) (feminist legal theorists).

"Breast Wishes", review of Science on Trial by Marcia Angell, National Review, November 11, 1996 (breast implant litigation).

At Law: Divorce Court New York Style”, City Journal, Spring 1993.

[and see also the category on sexuality and family law]


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