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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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14Protection from discrimination (5) recent developments in discrimination law

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the background to discrimination in employment and its limitations prior to the Equality Act 2010
  • ■ Understand the protected characteristics of sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion and belief, and age
  • ■ Understand the different types of discrimination identified as prohibited conduct in the 2010 Act and how they apply
  • ■ Understand how an occupational requirement might apply in each case
  • ■ Understand the protections available to part-time employees, employees on fixed-term contracts and agency workers
  • ■ Critically analyse the area
  • ■ Apply the law to factual situations and ...

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