Women and Discrimination Law
WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, pp. 131-51, Patricia Esteal, ed., LexisNexis, 2010
17 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2010 Last revised: 22 Oct 2010
Date Written: 2010
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
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