The Legal Framework (Second Edition)

By Bob Hepple

The second edition of this widely-acclaimed book about the UK's Equality Act 2010 -- written by one of its leading architects -- brings forward the story of how and why this historic legislation was enacted and what it means. The book covers the first four years of the law's implementation by the UK Coalition Government and in the courts. It includes an assessment of amendments to the legislation and of the reduction in the powers and budget of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, as well as a discussion of possible future directions of equality law and policy. Equality: The Legal Framework is written in an accessible style which will benefit academics and practitioners, as well as students. *** (From the Foreword to the first edition by Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC): "This is no ordinary law book, and its author is no ordinary lawyer. The book, like the Equality Act 2010 which it describes and discusses, is a major landmark in the long struggle for effective legal protection of equal rights and equal treatment without direct or indirect discrimination. It places the law in its political, economic and social context and traces its often contested and controversial legal history." [Subject: Human Rights Law, Labor Law, Discrimination Law]

Publication Date: 10/16/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849466394