Employment Discrimination

A guide to resources and information on employment discrimination law.

News and Case Law Resources

All three major legal research platforms -- Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law -- offer topically organized access to cases and news on labor and employment law and employment discrimination. Such cases may include federal and state trial and appeallate decisions, as well as federal regulatory agency decisions of the EEOC, Department of Labor, or other administrative bodies.

The following tabs highlight the relevant topical areas in each of the major platforms, as well as ways to keep current with developments in the areas of employment law that interest you.

The WestlawNext Employment Law Practice Area can be accessed from the "Practice Areas" tab on the WestlawNext homepage. It includes breaking news and professional analysis through "Practitioner Insights", plus a selection of links at the right of the page that point to relevant databases of cases, regulations, secondary materials, forms, etc. You can also view and set customized Alerts at the right of the screen, which will notify you via email or at log-in about topics or key terms you specify.

Through the "Browse" button at the top left of the Lexis Advance homepage, you can navigate to documents organized around specific topics, including many aspects within "Labor and Employment Law". Browsing, as opposed to starting off with a global search in the homepage search box, will often produce more relevant results that are intentionally targeted on the given topic. You can also better orient yourself in the context of the legal area by seeing how the materials are organized by Lexis' attorney editors.

When you've reached the topic you want to explore, click "Get documents" to see the relevant selection of cases, articles, and news. You can also "Create a topic alert" from this menu.

Bloomberg Law's Labor & Employment Practice Center offers a wealth of specially selected news, cases, and analytical material. Access it from the "Practice Center" tab at the top of the Bloomberg Law homepage. Particularly notable are the BNA Law Reports and Notifications, plus Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor and Insights news services, which can be set to keep you informed by email on a regular basis. Also note that Bloomberg's coverage of court dockets is exceptional -- it includes all federal filings via PACER plus many state courts, free with your law school account.

The Bloomberg BNA Labor & Employment Law Resource Center (accessible with your Bloomberg Law login) is a practitioner-oriented resource that is also helpful for scholars and students who need to research or keep up to date in related areas of law, including employment discrimination. Select the "Discrimination Law" tab at the top to view the topical homepage, where you can access federal and state primary law materials, breaking cases and news, treatises, practitioner commentary, and more.