State Antidiscrimination Statutes and Implied Preemption of Common Law Torts: Valuing the Common Law

Date

2007

Authors

Gonzalez, Jarod S.

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

South Carolina Law Review

Abstract

This article discusses categories of common law discrimination torts, distinguishes categories of common law discrimination torts for preemption purposes, the application to the current law of several states, and future legislative action. The article concludes with the assertion that if a state’s antidiscrimination statute is silent on whether state antidiscrimination laws preempt common law tort claims, the plaintiff should be able to bring an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim.

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Keywords

Antidiscrimination statute, Common law tort claim, Implied preemption, Common law discrimination

Citation

59 S. C. L. Rev. 115