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Discrimination Law Handbook 2nd ed isbn 9781903307380

Discrimination Law Handbook

ISBN13: 9781903307137
ISBN: 1903307139
New Edition ISBN: 9781903307380
Published: October 2002
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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Revised and expanded to include non-employment issues, this is a comprehensive, practical and accessible guide to anti-discrimination law. Written by experts, it tells readers all they need to know about UK, European and human rights laws.

The book covers: how discrimination is defined; what types of discrimination are unlawful; how to prove discrimination; prohibited discrimination in employment - recruitment, training, promotion, benefits, services and dismissal; maternity and parental rights; rights of part-timers; equal pay and pension rights; the duty on employers, servie providers and others to make adjustments for people with disabilities; prohibited discrimination outside employment - education, planning, goods and services, harassment, premises and housing; prohibited discrimination by public authorities, private clubs and charities; and procedure and remedies.

Using practical examples, the book explains the rights and remedies to combat discrimination. ""Discrimination Law Handbook"" is an accurate and thorough guide for lawyers, trade union representatives and advice workers. Its clear, non-technical style should be welcomed by all readers, including complainants, those committed to equal opportunities and HR departments.

Discrimination Law
Legal structure; grounds of discrimination; direct discrimination; victimisation; positive action; disability discrimination; indirect discrimination; ""other"" grounds of discrimination; human rights and discrimination; introduction to EC law; sex and race discrimination in employment; employment-related discrimination by other bodies; employment-related disability discrimination; discrimination in recruitment; discrimination in employment - promotion, training, transfer, detriment and dismissal; overview of maternity and parental rights in employment; health matters - ante-natal care, sickness and health and safety; maternity leave; parental leave; dependants leave; rights to child-friendly working hours and protection from less favourable treatment; overview of equal pay; ""like work"" and ""work rated as equivalent""; work of equal value; the material factor defence; collective agreements and discriminatory pay systems; discrimination in occupational pension schemes; harassment; race and sex discrimination outside the employment field; disability discrimination outside the employment field; liability for discrimination; procedure; remedies and enforcement; financial help and legal advice. Appendices: useful resources; precedents - employment; precedents - non-employment; Northern Ireland - comparison of legislation.