City (Melbourne) Term 2 2008 (Evening)
This unit studies anti-discrimination law and equal opportunity in the workplace at federal and state levels including:
- examination of Acts regulating anti-discrimination in the workplace including the Disability Discrimination Act 1992; Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986; Racial Discrimination Act 1975; Sex Discrimination Act 1984; Age Discrimination Act 2004; Equal Opportunity Act 1995; and Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
- examination of provisions in the Workplace Relations Act 1996 prohibiting discriminatory termination of employment
- study of the concepts of direct and indirect discrimination and
- review of relevant case law
Upon completion of this unit, students should have acquired:
- Knowledge of the law relating to anti-discrimination, equal opportunity and harassment at federal level in Australia and an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical bases underpinning the legislation.
- Knowledge of the role of state laws in anti-discrimination;
- Knowledge of the operation in practice of the law of anti-discrimination and an ability to apply the law to workplace anti-discrimination problems.
- An understanding of the current and potential issues facing anti-discrimination law and practice in Australia, informed where relevant by international developments.
One research assignment (3,750 words): 50% One take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%, In appropriate cases determined by the lecturer where a student has experience in the practice of anti-discrimination law, assessment may be one research assignment (7,500 words) for 100% of the marks.
24 contact hours per semester regardless of the mode of offering
Students who havesuccessfully completed LAW7129 Law and Discrimination are prohibited from undertaking this unit.