EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Paperback | February 8, 2015

byEvelyn Ellis, Philippa Watson

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EU Anti-Discrimination Law provides a detailed and critical analysis of the corpus of European Union law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation. It takes into account the changes brought about bythe Treaty of Lisbon and contains a thorough examination of the relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the EU. The book examines the background to the legislation and explains the essential characteristics and doctrines of EU law and their relevancy to the topic of anti-discrimination. It alsoanalyses the increasingly significant general principles of EU law, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the relevant law flowing from the European Convention on Human Rights.The key concepts contained in anti-discrimination law are subjected to close scrutiny. The substantive provisions of the law on equal pay and the workplace and non-workplace provisions of the governing Directives are similarly examined, as are the numerous exceptions permitted to them. The complexrules governing the rights of pregnant women and those who have recently given birth are dealt with comprehensively and in a separate chapter. Equality in social security schemes is also discussed. The book concludes with an assessment of the practical utility of the existing law and the currentproposals for its reform.

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EU Anti-Discrimination Law provides a detailed and critical analysis of the corpus of European Union law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation. It takes into account the changes brought about bythe Treaty of Lisbon and contains a thorough e...

Evelyn Ellis is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Birmingham. She has acted as a legal Consultant to the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights (Northern Ireland) and as an Expert Advisor to the Lords Select Committee on the European Union. She was an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.2 inPublished:February 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198737033

ISBN - 13:9780198737032

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Essential Characteristics of EU Law3. General Principles and Equal Treatment4. Key Concepts in EU Anti-Discrimination Law5. Equal Pay6. The Scope and Enforcement of the Workplace Anti-Discrimination Provisions7. Discrimination on the Grounds of Pregnancy and Materinty8. Non-Workplace Discrimination9. Exceptions to the Non-Discrimination Principle10. Equality in Social Security11. Conclusions