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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Monaghan on Equality Law 2nd ed isbn 9780199603237

Equality Law

ISBN13: 9780199277957
New Edition ISBN: 9780199603237
Published: March 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Recent legislative developments such as the enactment of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and the publication of the Equality Bill in March 2005 (intended to create a single Commission for Equality and Human Rights), highlight that equality law is a vast and growing area. European law now covers gender, sexuality, religion, age, disability and race. New domestic law has increased the scope of the Race Relations Act to cover the functions of public authorities and to introduce positive duties upon them.

The recent Disability Discrimination Act brings the1995 DDA more into line with the Race Relations Act. In addition, new legislation regulates discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief and sexual orientation, and legislation on age discrimination is imminent. More and more lawyers across a wide range of practice areas need to get to grips with equality law.

This new book offers the first comprehensive survey of UK equality law. It provides a critique of the current legal framework, including its underlying concepts and the history of protection against discrimination, and looks at equality law's application to a wide range of specific areas such as employment, goods and services, housing, education, and public law. It also examines the scope of protection in domestic, European and ECHR law, and includes chapters on defences and exemptions, as well as offering practical guidance on relevant procedures and remedies.

  • The first comprehensive survey of UK equality law focused on the practical needs and concerns of the practitioner
  • Up to date to include the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, the book also looks ahead to the setting up of a single Equality and Human Rights Commission in the forthcoming Equality Bill
  • Provides an analytical critique of the current legal framework, its underlying concepts, and the history of protection against discrimination
  • Examines the application of equality law to specific practice areas including employment, goods and services, housing, education, transport and public law
  • Includes detailed practical guidance on defences and exemptions, procedures and remedies
  • Considers the full scope of the protection against discrimination in UK and European law, and analyses relevant ECtHR caselaw.
  • Written by a leading barrister in employment and human rights work

Discrimination Law
1. Concepts of equality
2. The history of protection against discrimination in UK law
3. The general approach of the Courts to protection against discrimination in UK law
4. Meaning of discrimination in UK law
5. Discrimination in the employment field
6. Discrimination in education
7. Discrimination in goods, facilities and services
8. Discrimination by public authorities
9. Discrimination in housing and premises
10. Transport
11. The Commissions
12. Defences and exemptions
13. Procedures and remedies