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Age Discrimination and Labour Law. Comparative and Conceptual Perspectives in the EU and Beyond

Edited by Ann Numhauser-Henning, Mia Rönnmar
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Studies in Employment and Social Policy Series Volume 47

Benefit from the first in-depth study of the special complexities of the ban on age discrimination. Age Discrimination and Labour Law. Comparative and Conceptual Perspectives in the EU and Beyond, presents a detailed investigation of age discrimination from the dual perspectives of labour law and non-discrimination law.

Ensure that you have a full understanding of the latest global developments with the topical discussion and analysis of EU law and the national law in a representative range of Member States. The richly detailed comparative approach also examines developments in Australia, Japan, Latin America, South Africa, and the United States.

Distinguished scholars in the fields of non-discrimination law and labour law contribute comparative and conceptual analyses as well as details of national developments, delivering informative guidance to support your practice.

How will Age Discrimination and Labour Law. Comparative and Conceptual Perspectives in the EU and Beyond benefit my practice?

  • Defend or prosecute age discrimination cases with all available legal strategies
  • Develop a clear understanding of the commonalities and differences in age discrimination law among representative jurisdictions
  • Gain insight into the emerging global trends affecting the ban on age discrimination

The particular emphasis on the extensive, dynamic, and controversial case law of the Court of Justice of the EU and its implications will ensure practical understanding. Topics addressed include the following:

  • precarious and vulnerable workers;
  • austerity measures;
  • pension reform;
  • employers’ justification of differences in treatment;
  • how the goal of ‘active ageing’ can be used to weaken employment protection
  • youth unemployment; and
  • the dangers of intergenerational conflict and economic unsustainability.

Age Discrimination and Labour Law. Comparative and Conceptual Perspectives in the EU and Beyond is sure to be greatly valued by practitioners, policymakers, and academics in a number of relevant fields.

Pages 520
Publish Date 06/10/2015
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041149794
SKU 9041149791
Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface

PART I Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction Ann Numhauser-Henning & Mia Rönnmar

Chapter 2 Entry and Exit Patterns from the Labour Force: A European and Life-course Perspective Dominique Anxo

PART II General Issues and EU Law Developments

Chapter 3 Constitutional and Fundamental Rights Aspects of Age Discrimination Colm O’Cinneide

Chapter 4 Proportionality in Age Discrimination Cases: Towards a Model Suitable for Socially Embedded Rights Dagmar Schiek

Chapter 5 EU Age Discrimination Law and Older and Younger Workers: Court of Justice of the European Union Case Law Development Christa Tobler

Chapter 6 Labour Law, Pension Norms and the EU Ban on Age Discrimination:

Towards Ultimate Flexibilization? Ann Numhauser-Henning

Chapter 7 An Intersectional Approach to Age Discrimination in the European Union: Bridging Dignity and Distribution? Judy Fudge & Ania Zbyszewska

PART III National Law Developments

Chapter 8 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Finland: Legal Treatment of Younger and Older Workers in Ageing Society Kevät Nousiainen

Chapter 9 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in France Sophie Robin-Olivier

Chapter 10 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Germany Monika Schlachter

Chapter 11 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Lithuania Tomas Davulis

Chapter 12 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in the Netherlands Evert Verhulp & Eva Herdé

Chapter 13 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Poland Leszek Mitrus

Chapter 14 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Spain: The Vision from the South Julia López López & Chelo Chacartegui

Chapter 15 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Sweden Jenny Julén Votinius

Chapter 16 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in the UK: Managing Ageing Catherine Barnard & Simon Deakin

Chapter 17 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Australia: An Ambivalent Commitment to Equality in the Face of a Demographic Imperative Therese MacDermott & Joellen Riley

Chapter 18 Age Discrimination and Labor Law in Japan: An Alternative Approach to Age Discrimination Law in a Most Rapidly Ageing Country? Takashi Araki

Chapter 19 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in Latin America: The Challenges of Equality Law in Light of Underdevelopment Sergio Gamonal C. & César F. Rosado Marzán

Chapter 20 Age Discrimination and Labour Law in South Africa: Intersectional and Intergenerational Challenges Nicola Smit

Chapter 21 Age Discrimination and Labor Law in the United States Gillian Lester

PART IV Conclusion

Chapter 22 Age Discrimination and Labour Law: A Comparative Analysis Mia Rönnmar

Chapter 23 Concluding Discussion Ann Numhauser-Henning & Mia Rönnmar

Index

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