OverviewBy popular demand, this is the 5th 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 practitioners 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, disability discrimination, the provision of goods and services and education. It also considers recent cases concerning damages and other relief to ensure that the reader will have a clear understanding of the likely stakes and potential outcomes in bringing or defending discrimination claims.
Specific attention is given to the impact on discrimination law on the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) 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. It also 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 procedures and processes and in particular the 2017 procedural amendments to the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth).
A selection of reviews of the previous editions (see below) clearly outline the publication’s immeasurable value, concise approach and instructive nature.