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Employment Discrimination and the Law (7027.4)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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Syllabus

Examines the laws and the context which affect the formation and regulation of employment, discrimination and various minority groups in our changing society. What behaviours constitute discrimination and harassment? Why do they take place? Unit takes an up-close look at these questions and the legal responses to discrimination on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, disability, sexuality and age.

Learning Outcomes

DESCRIPTION:

1. understand more about the nature and dynamics of Australian culture, particularly in relation to those of minority status - those who are most vulnerable to discrimination and harassment in the workplace;

2. what behaviours constitute discrimination and harassment; why they take place

3. the legal response including what has worked and what has not and an understanding of why;

4. an up-close look at discrimination and harassment on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, disability, sexuality and age; provision of skills to reduce discrimination and harassment in the workplace;

5. an improved capacity for employers to handle complaints internally and a realistic understanding of the legal options and other alternatives.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week.

Prerequisites

Law and Society OR Legal Systems

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