Following the structure of the Equality Act 2010, Discrimination Law covers every aspect of discrimination, giving practical and detailed advice on the full range of legal equality issues. It will help you to:
- Understand legal concepts relating to equality, diversity and inclusion - Bring or defend discrimination claims in courts or tribunals - Have up-to-date knowledge in a rapidly developing area of law and be aware of likely future changes - Be familiar with potential human rights arguments - Approach litigation in a practical and pragmatic way - Improve equality working practices in the workplace, education sector and in businesses providing goods, services, housing or transport
Discrimination Law considers discrimination in the arenas of employment law, goods and services, housing, education, and transport services across the fields of sex, race, disability, age, religious, marital status, gender identity, maternity and sexual orientation discrimination, equal pay, and EU equality law. It also contains commentary on practice and procedure in the employment tribunals and county courts including its own unique guideline to the amount and assessment of awards in discrimination claims.
It includes specific sections on each of the protected characteristics in the EA 2010 while discrimination concepts which are common are addressed in the opening chapters. Common concepts across all protected characteristics are considered in detail, with special sections on matters specific to each aspects of discrimination such as direct, indirect, victimisation, harassment and disability discrimination. For each protected characteristic the legacy case law pre-dating the EA2010 is summarised as well as detailed analysis of recent case law. In the main, this is appellate case law but key first instance decisions are covered in respect of rapidly developing areas of law such as gender reassignment.
In addition, the work explains the impact of domestic human rights legislation and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on the interpretation and application of the Equality Act 2010.
Topics are addressed in a concise and practical way with extensive cross-referencing in brief but helpful footnotes.