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Promoting Equality and Diversity: A Practitioner's Guide

Edited by: Henrietta Hill, Richard Kenyon

ISBN13: 9780199235452
Published: January 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £91.00

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Promoting Equality and Diversity: A Practitioner's Guide explains the fundamental changes in the approach to achieving equality and diversity that are occurring as a result of recent legislation. The work takes a task based approach to the subject, suggesting legal solutions to discrete practical problems, and providing clear, pragmatic guidance to enable practitioners to tackle the individual problems they might encounter.

This book provides a clear and practical explanation of both good practice and the legislation behind the new proactive approach that is being adopted. It covers areas that receive no treatment elsewhere and offers guidance to organisations that want to implement equality measures but are unsure of how to do so. This book not only explains the relevant legal concepts but also offers real practical advice on topics such as how to carry out impact statements; how to carry out equality pay audits; and the role of monitoring.

By adopting a task based approach, focusing on what organisations have to deal with in practice, this work is able to offer a fully integrated legal analysis of current discrimination law that will be of use to every practitioner working in this field. By combining a traditional legal approach with examples, checklists, and precedents the authors have produced a book that is both highly useful and extremely readable.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Employment Law, Discrimination Law
1. Introduction
2. The Legal Framework
3. The public duty to promote equality
4. Audits, monitoring and impact assessments
5. Procurement and Outsourcing
6. Positive Action and Occupational Requirements
7. Recruitment and Promotion
8. Family-friendly and flexible working
9. Attendance management
10. Religious practice, dress codes and freedom of expression
11. Harrassment
12. Handling requests for information and grievances
13. Ending employment
14. Managing litigation
15. The Commission for Equality and Human Rights and a Single Equality Act: the future? ;