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Understanding discrimination in employment law /
Susan Chapman.
Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada, 2017.
xi, 108 pages ; 23 cm
9780433492498 (softcover)
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Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada, 2017.
9780433492498 (softcover)
contents note
1. Why the law needs legislative attention -- 2. A short historical summary -- 3. Four forms of unlawful discrimination -- 4. Differences among the forms of unlawful discrimination in employment -- 5. The unified approach -- 6. So what makes discrimination unlawful? -- 7. The first objective : prohibiting employment action based on listed grounds -- 8. The second objective : the obligation to limit the disadvantage in employment arising from attributes and circumstances associated with the listed gounds -- Conclusion.
"Understanding Discrimination in Employment Law offers a comprehensive overview of the application of the prohibition against discrimination in employment and points to problems with the present legal framework. It provides an account of the evolution of the law in this area, reviews the way in which other countries have dealt with common issues, and analyzes the unusual path taken by the Supreme Court of Canada in developing the current legal framework. It discusses the problems that have arisen from the lack of consensus about the goals that the prohibition against discrimination is seeking to further in employment and from the failure of legislatures to keep pace with the way in which the law has changed. By outlining problematic areas in the present law, this unique text will serve as a critical reference for those seeking to understand the law and its implications for employers, employees and the public. Its discussion will provide policy advisors and legislative drafters with valuable background and insight to assist them in clarifying the goals of this important area of the law and ensuring that the legislation will further those goals in a coherent and consistent manner."--Publisher's website.
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