Key concepts in EU anti-discrimination law

Evelyn Ellis and Philippa Watson

in EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Second edition

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199698462
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745904 | DOI:

Series: Oxford European Union Law Library

Key concepts in EU anti-discrimination law

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This analyses the EU concepts of direct and indirect discrimination, and multi-dimensional discrimination. It examines the burden of proof demanded by the CJEU and the essential role played by causation in anti-discrimination law. It proceeds to analyse the available defences, including the theoretical and the practical role played by justification, as well as the concepts of harassment, sexual harassment, instructions to discriminate, positive action, and mainstreaming.

Keywords: direct discrimination; indirect discrimination; multi-dimensional discrimination; burden of proof; justification; harassment; sexual harassment; instructions to discriminate; positive action; mainstreaming

Chapter.  20605 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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