Women and Discrimination Law

WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, pp. 131-51, Patricia Esteal, ed., LexisNexis, 2010

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-77

17 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2010 Last revised: 22 Oct 2010

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This paper presents a critical overview of contemporary issues of concern relating to sex discrimination legislation in Australia, focusing particularly on the workplace and the federal Act. Pregnancy, maternity leave and caring responsibilities continue to be especially problematic because of the individual complaint-based mechanism, the comparability requirement in direct discrimination and the assumption of formal equality underpinning the Act.

Keywords: Sex discrimination, Employment, Australia

Suggested Citation

Thornton, Margaret, Women and Discrimination Law (2010). WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, pp. 131-51, Patricia Esteal, ed., LexisNexis, 2010, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-77, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1681180

Margaret Thornton (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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