Suja Thomas on Public Accommodations Discrimination
In this episode, Suja A. Thomas, Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, discusses her article, "The Customer Caste: Lawful Discrimination by Public Businesses," which will be published in the California Law Review. Thomas begins by describing the history of anti-discrimination laws in relation to public accommodations and how courts have interpreted them. She observed that those interpretations preclude many discrimination claims, and argues that courts should interpret anti-discrimination statutes in light of the purpose of the law. She also discussed the relationship between public accommodation discrimination and employment discrimination. Thomas is on Twitter at @sujathomas3.