Journal article

DEFINING 'DISCRIMINATION' IN UK AND AUSTRALIAN AGE DISCRIMINATION LAW

Alysia Blackham

MONASH UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW | MONASH UNIV, FAC LAW | Published : 2017

Abstract

Population ageing is a challenge facing governments across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In a bid to increase employment rates for older workers, extend working lives and acknowledge the inherent dignity of workers of all ages, governments have introduced age discrimination laws, to make differential treatment on the basis of age largely unlawful. While the core ideas and rationales of age discrimination laws are similar in the UK and Australia, the countries differ in the way in which the notion of ‘discrimination’ has been developed in the case law. Drawing on employment age discrimination cases in the UK and Australia, I argue that the Australian cases have c..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb), PhD (Cantab); Senior Lecturer and ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. This research was funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DE170100228). The views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government or the Australian Research Council. A preliminary version of this work was presented at the Eighth Biennial National Australian Labour Law Association Conference in Melbourne in 2016.