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LAWS6039 - Discrimination in the Workplace
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 109
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Belinda Smith

Classes: Intro Class: Aug 21 (6-8) then Sep 5, 6 & 19, 20 (9-5)

Assessment: class participation (20%) and problem assignment (20%) and 5500wd essay (60%)

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.MLLR students may enrol in this unit before completing LAWS6071
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