Discrimination in the Workplace (LAWS6039)
UNIT OF STUDY
In this unit we examine the nature of discrimination in the workplace and the legal response to it in Australia. We start by considering the theoretical perspectives on equality that underpin our legislation and ideas about effective regulation. We then examine how anti-discrimination law is applied in respect of a number of different grounds of discrimination - such as sex, race, disability, and family responsibilities - reviewing recent cases and current issues. We will also discuss enforcement mechanisms and processes under anti-discrimination legislation and what, if any, effect the legislation has had on workplace processes and culture. While NSW law will be considered, the focus will be on federal legislation.
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Intro Class: Sep 16 (6-8) then Oct 10, 11 & 24, 25 (9-5)
class participation (20%) and problem assignment (20%) and 5500wd essay (60%)
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