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
Date Written: 2004
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
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