Discrimination and the Law provides an exploration and evaluation of discrimination law, focusing primarily on discrimination in employment. Introducing readers to the concepts of equality and the historical origins of discrimination law, Malcolm Sargeant explores the wider political, social and economic contexts through which discrimination law has evolved. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter considering discrimination against trade unionists, discrimination against 'non-standard' workers as well as the public sector equality duty. Important cases from the UK courts as well as international courts are considered. The book also contains an appendix with the most relevant parts of the 2010 Act. Important cases are highlighted in the text and some reflections as the basis for further discussion are included at the end of each chapter. The book begins with an examination of what is meant by such concepts as equality and discrimination followed by an analysis of the Equality Act 2010 and the impact of EU and international law. All the protected characteristics contained in the Equality Act 2010 are critically considered (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation) Issues not covered by the legislation such as those relating to multiple discrimination and caste discrimination are also analysed. This is an essential introduction to the wide-ranging law relating to discrimination in the UK for law, HRM and business students.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Equality chapter 2 European perspectives chapter 3 The Equality Act 2010 chapter 4 Age and ageism chapter 5 Disability chapter 6 Pregnancy and maternity chapter 7 Race, colour, ethnicity and migrant workers chapter 8 Religion or belief chapter 9 Sex equality chapter 10 Sexual orientation and gender reassignment chapter 11 Discrimination in the workplace.