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Discrimination Law 2nd ed isbn 9781859417959

Discrimination Law

Richard J. Townshend-SmithSenior Lecturer in Law, University of Wales, Swansea

ISBN13: 9781859412282
ISBN: 1859412289
New Edition ISBN: 1859417957
Published: September 1998
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This text seeks to consolidate the law on discrimination, together with relevant statistics, sociological material and material exploring the aims, objectives and weaknesses of the law. The subject matter of anti-discrimination requires students and practitioners to have a grasp of the social and economic contexts in which the law operates.;Discrimination law is an area of increasing political and social interest. While this work focuses on gender and race discrimination, it also covers disability, religion, pregnancy, age and sexual orientation. It seeks to put discrimination law into its social and political context. As well as extracts from key cases, the author includes extracts from works on the sociology and economics of discrimination, and explores the philosophical and practical questions of what the aim of such legislation should be.;The aims of the book are: to help students understand the legal rules; to consider what respects the law might be in need of reform; and to consider the social and economic impact of anti-discrimination legislation.

Background to race discrimination legislation in the UK; background to sex discrimination in the UK; sources of anti-discrimination law; prohibited grounds of discrimination; direct discrimination; anti-discrimination; pregnancy and childbirth; sexual and racial harassment; indirect discrimination; discrimination in employment; discrimination outside employment; law of equal pay; retirement and pensions; enforcement of anti-discrimination legislation; affirmative action; discrimination on the grounds of disability.