Extending the Scope of Employment Equality Legislation: Comparative Perspectives on the Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin, Ireland, Research Paper

206 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2006 Last revised: 2 Dec 2008

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Shane Kilcommins

Waterford Institute of Technology - Law School

Emma McClean

University of Hull - School of Law

Maeve McDonagh

University College Cork

Siobhan Mullally

University College Cork

Darius Whelan

University College Cork - School of Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This is a comparative survey of the international experience of equality legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment on four grounds: (1) socio-economic status (including social origin); (2) trade union membership; (3) criminal conviction/ex-offender/ex-prisoner and (4) political opinion. The jurisdictions covered in the survey are: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.

Keywords: Law, employment law, labor law, equality, discrimination

Suggested Citation

Kilcommins, Shane and McClean, Emma and McDonagh, Maeve and Mullally, Siobhan and Whelan, Darius, Extending the Scope of Employment Equality Legislation: Comparative Perspectives on the Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination (2004). Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin, Ireland, Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=927052 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.927052

Shane Kilcommins

Waterford Institute of Technology - Law School ( email )

Waterford
Ireland

Emma McClean

University of Hull - School of Law ( email )

Hull HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

Maeve McDonagh

University College Cork ( email )

Cork
Ireland

Siobhan Mullally

University College Cork ( email )

5 Bloomfield Terrace Western Road
Cork
Ireland

HOME PAGE: http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/staff/smullally/

Darius Whelan (Contact Author)

University College Cork - School of Law ( email )

Cork
Cork
Ireland
+353-21-490 3000 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ucc.ie/law/

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