Australia's solution to disability discrimination enforcement

Harpur, Paul, French, Ben and Bales, Richard (2011) Australia's solution to disability discrimination enforcement. Cornell HR Review, 31 .

Author Harpur, Paul
French, Ben
Bales, Richard
Title Australia's solution to disability discrimination enforcement
Journal name Cornell HR Review
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Total pages 7
Editor Meghana Komati
Place of publication Ithaca, NY United States
Publisher Cornell University.
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject C1
Formatted abstract
Until recently, Australian disability discrimination law was similar to that of the United States and much of the rest of the world: it defined disability relatively narrowly, its penalties for noncompliance were relatively paltry, and it depended on enforcement of lawsuits brought by aggrieved private citizens. In 2009, however, Australia adopted the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). The FW Act defined disability much more broadly, increased substantially the penalties for noncompliance, and created a state institution to enforce disability rights. This article analyses the FW Act, compares it to the workplace disability law in the United States, and argues that the FW Act is a transformational development in the struggle to achieve workplace equality and an approach that should attract significant international interest.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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