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Indirect discrimination in employment

Indirect discrimination in employment

a practical guide.

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Published by Commission for Racial Equality in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesRace equality in employment
ContributionsGreat Britain. Commission for Racial Equality.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21957333M
ISBN 101854420194
OCLC/WorldCa21884933

Along with direct employment discrimination, indirect discrimination is pervasive. Many employers rely on word-of-mouth recruiting of new employees, especially for unskilled jobs. Thus the current workforce, often disproportionately white, reproduces existing racial inequalities in employment by bringing in white friends and relatives as the next generation of workers. Discrimination exists when rules, standards or requirements that appear to be neutral have a discriminatory impact on people identified by the Code. In some cases, direct discrimination takes place through another person or other means. Discrimination can also occur when an employer adopts a practice or rule that, on its face, discriminates on.

Direct discrimination refers to the action of treating a person differently (often unfavourably) due to a specific physical or mental characteristic: such as age, gender or disability. Not only is this form of treatment morally wrong in the workplace; it presents a legal issue in the context of employment law. wrongness of indirect discrimination is best accounted for in terms of the harm it does to discriminatees, and sketch three ways in which it may do so. I conclude that the analysis provides both a clearer understanding of the concept of indirect discrimination as well as indirect support for a harm-basedAuthor: Frej Klem Thomsen.

  Employment discrimination happens when an employee or job applicant is treated unfavorably because of his or her race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age. It is illegal to discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or national original when hiring or in the workplace. Type of discrimination Example of discrimination Direct discrimination – treating an applicant with a protected characteristic differently from someone who doesn’t have that characteristic Not offering a man a care worker a job because most service users prefer female care workers. Indirect discrimination - applyingFile Size: KB.


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Indirect discrimination in employment Download PDF EPUB FB2

An employer's apparently neutral policies and practices may, perhaps accidentally, certainly unreasonably, exclude women or minority applicants or employees: this is unlawful discrimination.A host of traditional employment practices have been found to fall into this category - height and weight requirements, a last-on-first-off policy, job mobility.

This book analyses the concept of indirect discrimination in a broad and comparative context, which encompasses both economic and social law. The subject is approached in such a manner that scholars, practitioners, and merely interested readers can profit from the opportunity to examine the development of the legal concept of indirect.

Explore our list of Discrimination in the Workplace Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Although passed into law with high expectations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has mostly failed in enabling those with mental disabilities to fight discrimination in the workplace.

This book explores the reasons for this failure and points to how the courts, government, and employers may finally make good on the ADA's seemingly hollow : The provisions of the Act prohibited employment discrimination by any employer with more than employees.

The Act banned discrimination on the basis of race, religion and national origin. It opened up access to public accommodation and enforced voting rights and.

For over three decades, Employment Discrimination Law has been the definitive treatise in this complex and highly detailed area of law. Experienced practitioners offer analysis from a range of perspectives including management, plaintiff, union, and public practice, providing a balanced presentation of issues surrounding discrimination in the workplace.

UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION It may be the 21st century, but discrimination still happens in the workplace. Some of our clients have suered egregious instances of racism or sexism—but even subtle discrimination can be unlawful.

The short explanation is this: an employer cannot discriminate against an employee because he or. What does the Equality Act states about indirect discrimination.

Whether age discrimination, maternity or pregnancy discrimination, race discrimination, or sex discrimination, according to the Equality Actas an employee, you have the full right to drag your employer to the employment tribunal.

Indirect discrimination is when you treat an employee the same as everybody else, but it has a negative effect on them.

Say you have a practice, policy or rule that applies to every employee in the same way. Now, that probably sounds like a good thing.

But it's not always the case. the harassment or sexual harassment constitutes discrimination by the victim ’ s employer in relation to the victim’s conditions of employment.

(2) If harassment or sexual harassment of the victim by a person other than his or her employer. This book provides an easy-to-understand overview of age discrimination law and uses real cases from the federal courts and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to demonstrate how problems are analyzed and decided.

Age discrimination can have severe consequences for both workers and employers.5/5(5). Indirect discrimination Related Content Under the Equality Acta type of discrimination that occurs where A applies to B an apparently neutral provision, criterion or practice that A would apply equally to others, but which puts or would put those who share B's protected characteristic at a particular disadvantage.

Indirect discrimination refers to situations where a company policy, practice, provision or rule places people with shared personal characteristic or someone personally at a disadvantage. Examples of indirect discrimination in the workplace. An indirect discrimination can be objectively justified, but the onus is on the employer to prove that it the discrimination is a proportionate means of achieving a Author: Philip Landau.

Indirect discrimination happens when there is a policy that applies in the same way for everybody but disadvantages a group of people who share a protected characteristic, and you are disadvantaged as part of this group. If this happens, the person or organisation applying the policy must show that there is a good reason for it.

The Scope of Indirect Discrimination. Physical/ functional characteristics Formal qualifications and other externally conferred attributes Socio-cultural behaviour patterns Perpetuation of corporate cultures Internal workforce arrangements Inherited employment disadvantage.

Proving Indirect Discrimination. A requirement or condition in employment. Keywords: discrimination, indirect discrimination, concept of discrimination, socially salient groups Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the : Benjamin Eidelson.

In a claim for indirect discrimination disparate impact may be established by considering, in certain cases, the respective proportions of (a minority of) disadvantaged individuals within a relevant pool even where statistics show that there is little disparity within the advantaged group In a claim for quasi-direct discrimination, it is the very fact that one Cited by: 3.

Indirect discrimination can happen when there are rules or arrangements that apply to a group of employees or job applicants, but in practice are less fair to a certain protected characteristic.

The employee or applicant must be able to prove both of the following about the rule or. Indirect discrimination by association undermines the conceptual basis of indirect discrimination if the definition of “association” is as broad as suggested in CHEZ.

That is, the prohibition on discrimination is intended to eliminate seemingly neutral practices which place certain protected groups at a disadvantage due to their particular.

Employment Discrimination: Law and Theory (University Casebook Series) Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell (Nutshells) Only 15 left in stock (more on the way).Direct discrimination occurs when someone is treated less favourably in the workplace because of a protected characteristic.

Indirect discrimination occurs when a workplace policy or procedure applies to everybody, but it puts those who have a protected characteristic (as defined in the Equality Act ) at a disadvantage.The fifth edition of Discrimination Law and Practice has been completely updated and provides a comprehensive analysis which simplifies the complex definitions of unlawful discrimination including direct and indirect discrimination, reasonable adjustments and harassment.

The book then provides the reader with detailed commentary about the protected areas covered by the .