In this video, Professor Richard Thompson Ford discusses employment discrimination cases involving dress codes and his research in laws and dress codes throughout history.
Richard Thompson Ford (BA ’88) is the George E. Osborne Professor of Law. He has distinguished himself as an insightful voice and compelling writer on questions of race and multiculturalism. His scholarship combines social criticism and legal analysis and he writes for both popular readers and for academic and legal specialists. His work has focused on the social and legal conflicts surrounding claims of discrimination, on the causes and effects of racial segregation, and on the use of territorial boundaries as instruments of social regulation. Methodologically, his work is at the intersection of critical theory and the law.