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Discrimination in the Workplace - LAWS6039

Year - 2020

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. While NSW law will be considered, the focus will be on federal legislation, looking at anti-discrimination laws, anti-discrimination provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), and the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth).

Intro Class: Jul 28 (6-8) then Aug 14, 15 & 28, 29 (9-5)

Three components of assessment and students can choose the weighting. Option 1: class participation (0%), online short-answer quiz (35%) and 5500 wd essay (65%) or Option 2: class participation (15%), online short-answer quiz (25%) and 5500 wd essay (60%)

Additional information
MLLR students may enrol in this unit before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law, but must have either completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System. Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive September

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 11 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Belinda Smith
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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