Germany’s Legal Protection for Women Workers Vis-À-Vis Illegal Employment Discrimination in the United States: A Comparative Perspective in Light of Johnson Controls

This article will review the major German laws affecting women in the workplace, including clarification of the rationales of the German Bundestag (parliament). Comparative remarks regarding U.S. law and an analysis of Johnson Controls will place the two bodies of law in juxtaposition. Finally, an explanatory historical overview will allow the reader to draw his or her own conclusions as to the preferred view of the legal status of the working woman.