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Exceptions to the non-discrimination principle

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698462.003.0009

Series: Oxford European Union Law Library

Exceptions to the non-discrimination principle

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This analyses the defences for genuine and determining occupational requirements, the special occupational exception for religious bodies, the provisions protecting women, the exception based on nationality, measures necessary for public security, public order, the prevention of criminal offences, the protection of health, and the protection of the rights and freedoms of others, payments made by state schemes, the exception for the armed forces, reasonable accommodation for the disabled, justification on grounds of age, the exceptions for Northern Ireland, the additional exceptions contained in the Goods and Services Directive, and positive action.

Keywords: genuine and determining; occupational requirement; protection of women; nationality; public order; protection of health; armed forces; reasonable accommodation; age; positive action

Chapter.  31932 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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