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Merrick School of Business

Richard Trotter

Richard G. Trotter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Department of Management and International Business
Office: Business Center 551
Phone: 410.837.5063

  • J.D., Rutgers University
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Columbia University

Dr. Richard Trotter is an Associate Professor of Management whose doctorate is from the University of Pennsylvania and also has a J.D. from Rutgers University and is a member of the Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court bar. His teaching interests are in the areas of employment law, labor relations, human resource management, organizational behavior and international business. His research interests are in employment law-employment discrimination; labor relations-Employee Free Choice Act; international business and economic development

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Trotter, R. G. (2013). United Parcel Service-Federal Express-National Labor Relations Act -Railway Labor Act -Union Employees UPS-Independent Contractor Fed Ex -Current Developments of the Legal Status of Fed -Ex Workers. American Journal of Management. 13/3(13/3), 67-76.

Trotter, R. G., & Zacur, S. R. (2012). Investigation of Sexual Harassment Complaints: An Update for Managers and Employers. SAM Advanced Management Journal. 77(1), 28-37.

Trotter, R. G. (2011). D.C. Department of Public Works and American Federation of Public Employees Local 631. Bloomberg-BNA Labor and Employment Law. 129(LA 29(Arb.2011), 29-42.

Trotter, R. G. (2010). Transgender Discrimination and the Law. Contemporary Issues in Education Research. 3(2), 55-60.

Conference Proceedings

Trotter, R. G. (2012). Pay Transparency Practice in the United States. Hawaii Conference on International Business. (12 Annual Conference on Business),

Trotter, R. G. (2011). Ricci v.DeStefano:What Employers Can Learn about Employment Testing and Title VII Compliance. Hawaii International Conference on Business. Volume 11(May 2011),

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Trotter, R. G. (2013). In re Baltimore County MD and The fraternal Order of Police. Bllomber Bureau of National Affairs Labor Reporter. 131(LA 131), 1546-1555.

Written Case

Trotter, R. G. (2013). In Re Giant Food,INC and International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers,Automotive Lodge 1486,District Lodge 4. Bloomberg-BNA Labor Relations Reporter. 131(NO.14), 725-732.


Trotter, R. G. Hawaii International conference on Business, "Protected Concerted Activity Under Section 7 of the national Labor Relations Act:A New Frontier for Non-Union Employees to Organize and Improve Terms and Conditions of Employment," co-sponsored -Labor and Management in Development -Asia Journal of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Honolulu,Hawaii-May 2014. (2014).

Trotter, R. G. Hawaii Conference on international Business, "United Parcel Service -Federal Express National labor relations Act Railway ActIndependent Contractor or Employee," co-sponsors Labour and Management in Development and Asia Journal of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Honolulu -Hawaii. (2013).

Trotter, R. G. Hawaii International Conference on Business, "Pay Transparency and Pay Equality," co-sponsors-Asia journal of Entrepreneurship, Honolulu-Hawaii. (2012).

Trotter, R. G. Hawaii International Conference on Business, "Riccv DeStefano-Disparate Impact-Disparate Treatment -issues of employment testing," Asia Journal of Entrepreneurship and Strategy:Labour and management in Development, Honolulu,Hawaii. (2011).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Trotter, Richard G., Sponsored by (2014 - 2015).

Media Contributions

none (2015).

Research in Progress

"Ethics of Employment Testing (topic)" (On-Going)
Ethics of Employment Testing (topic)

"Ricci V.DeStefano-What Employers Can Learn About Developing Employment Tests" (On-Going)
The case of Ricci v. DeStefano was a landmark case involving the issues of disparate treatment and disparate impact as regards employment paper will focus on what employers can learn in making and developing employment tests that from the Supreme Courts decision

"The Developing Law in Transgender Discrimination Cases"
Much has been written about employment discrimination against individuals based on sexual orientation,but now there is an emerging case law dealing with the specific issue of transgender discrimination.