Indirect Discrimination in the Workplace

Indirect Discrimination in the Workplace

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An employer's apparently neutral policies and practices may, perhaps accidentally, certainly unreasonably, exclude women or minority applicants or employees: this is unlawful discrimination.A host of traditional employment practices have been found to fall into this category - height and weight requirements, a last-on-first-off policy, job mobility conditions, even a bus ticketing system; all have fallen foul of equal opportunity legislation.This indirect discrimination legislation is complex and in places highly technical. Its impact and potential is little understood. Rosemary Hunter comprehensively analyses the legislation, State and Federal, private sector and public.She refers extensively to the large body of practice which has grown up in the United States and the United Kingdom. She includes numerous worked examples to show the factual situations which arise and discusses what qlegally defensibleq employment procedures may involve.... and conditions 47 Territory, definition 77 trade unions and affirmative action 85 -6, 93 Affirmative Action Manual (ACTU) 86 discrimination ... awards 279 versus law 1 14-15 intellectual impairment 117 jurisdiction 115 Local Governing Authorities (Victoria) Award 1 17 marital ... definition 180 vicarious liability 248 victimisation 257, 281 wage discrimination 4, 125 welfare and equal opportunity 64 Wilenskianbsp;...

Title:Indirect Discrimination in the Workplace
Author:Rosemary Hunter
Publisher:Federation Press - 1992


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