Discrimination Law

Malcolm Sargeant  
Pearson Longman
Total pages
March 2004
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This accessible, new textbook provides an overview of the rapidly growing area of discrimination law. It covers all of the traditional areas of discrimination law, including discrimination within the context of employment, sex and race discrimination. The book also includes new areas resulting from the Equal Treatment in Employment Directive such as age and religious discrimination.
Discrimination Law is edited by Malcolm Sargeant, an expert in the area of employment and discrimination law.


  • Up-to-date, featuring the latest EU and human rights considerations
  • Descriptive and reflective chapters written by specialist's in the field
  • End of chapter key learning points
  • Extensive further reading and reference to source material section.

Table of Contents

1. The Context

2. The European Union and discrimination law

3. International law and discrimination

4. Sex and race discrimination

5. Equal Pay

6. Disability discrimination

7. Discrimination and the family

8. Discrimination and religion or belief

9. Age discrimination

10. Trade unions and discrimination 


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Edited by Malcolm Sargeant

This accessible new textbook provides an overview of the rapidly expanding area of discrimination law – the law which deals with the problems of discrimination against particular groups. The book covers the long-standing areas of discrimination law, such as sex, race and equal pay. It also covers more recent discrimination law, including disability and law relating to the family, as well as those measures which result from the Equal Treatment in Employment Directive such as discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and religion or belief. Future initiatives on age discrimination in employment are also considered. The importance of the EU and the international context is also recognised with specific chapters on these subjects.


Edited by Malcolm Sargeant, an expert in employment and discrimination law, the book aims to be both descriptive and reflective. After setting the book in the context of a population that is both diverse and changing, the book begins with chapters on the influence of EU law and international law. Each area of discrimination is then considered separately, with chapters on sex and race, equal pay, disability, the family, religion or belief, age and, finally discrimination concerning trade unionists. Further reading is also suggested.




?           a comprehensive introduction to discrimination law

?           chapters on new areas of legislation such as religion or belief, and age

?           written by experts in the different fields


Malcolm Sargeant is a Reader in Employment Law at Middlesex University Business School. He has authored and contributed to a number of books, journals and other publications on employment law subjects for both students and practitioners. He has experience of teaching students at undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational level and has considerable experience in human resource management and commerce. His doctoral research was in an area of EU employment law.

Reader Review(s)

"The book commences with a very useful chapter on the UK context, explaining the make-up and characteristics of the country's population."

"The individual chapters provide useful information and reflection on the law"

"The book is... a useful collection of essays and is a welcome addition to the literature on discrimination law."

Michael Bennett - Southampton Institute

The Law Teacher (VOL.39 NO.2)