Seminal textbook on the practical application of Australian discrimination law. It examines all the important recent cases in key areas of discrimination law particularly in all aspects of employment, 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.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 insight into relevant court procedure and particular the new Federal Court Rules.
Chapters include: 1. Background and current position -- 2. Grounds or attributes of discrimination -- 3. Definitions of discrimination -- 4. Employment discrimination -- 5. Education discrimination -- 6. Harassment -- 7. Vilification and racial hatred -- 8. Other areas of discrimination -- 9. Victimisation and other unlawful acts -- 10. Liability, vicarious liability and defences -- 11. General exemptions -- 12. Compliant-handling processes -- 13. Conducting a hearing -- 14. Remedies -- 15. Industrial laws -- 16. Bullying.