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Discrimination Law and Practice : 4th Edition - Chris Ronalds

Discrimination Law and Practice

4th Edition


Published: 6th July 2012
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This is the 4th edition of the seminal textbook on the practical application of Australian discrimination law. Its concise account brings clarity with depth and is suitable for all involved in this branch of the law – lawyers, business people, human resources and industrial relations staff, advocates and students. Discrimination Law and Practice has been completely updated and examines important recent cases in key areas of discrimination law and particularly in all aspects of employment and harassment, the provision of goods and services and education. The phenomenon of bullying, and particularly cyber-bullying in work-related environments, is an emerging challenge in this area and a new chapter has been devoted to this issue. Specific attention is given to the impact on discrimination law on the Fair Work Act and additional remedies for discrimination including adverse action claims. Further, this edition assists the reader in deciding the best form of action to take and in which jurisdiction. This edition sets out the procedures for lodging discrimination complaints, attending conciliation conferences and the court processes. It examines possible remedies ordered by the courts where discrimination is established. It provides invaluable insight into relevant court procedure and particular the new Federal Court Rules. A selection of reviews of the previous editions (see below) clearly outline the publications immeasurable value, concise approach and instructive nature.

The fourth edition of Discrimination Law and Practice is a useful and generally well-written account of the main elements of discrimination law in Australia, with an emphasis on the federal anti-discrimination legislation and federal institutions. … Practical issues like remedies and costs are given good treatment, making the book useful for employers and others trying to find their way around a complex legal area. Overall, practitioners, students and employers will find this book a useful guide to an important area of law and legal practice. Read full review... - Dr Karen Wheelwright, Monash University, InPrint LIJ, March 2013

Background and current position Grounds or attributes of discrimination Definitions of discrimination Employment discrimination Education discrimination Harassment Vilification and racial hatred Other areas of discrimination Victimisation and other unlawful acts and offences Liability, vicarious liability and defences General exemptions Complaint-handling processes Conducting a hearing Remedies Industrial lawsBullyingAppendices A: Grounds of unlawful discrimination B: Areas of unlawful discrimination C: Exceptions to coverage D: Conciliation and inquiry powers E: Contact points Table of Cases/ Table of Statutes/ Index

ISBN: 9781862878822
ISBN-10: 186287882X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 6th July 2012
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.356
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised