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Workplace Discrimination and Equality Law

CML5676S

Course Co-ordinator:

Associate Professor D Collier
 

Prerequisites:

See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas.

Course outline:

The course aims to examine the constitutionally embedded concept of substantive equality in the context of the South African labour market and workplace. The regulation of employment discrimination and affirmative action, which pivots around the provisions of the Employment Equity Act of 1998, will be explored through the lens of South African case law, alongside an examination of selected theoretical and sociological perspectives, and comparative developments, on equality and discrimination. The course will provide students with the necessary skills to deal with discrimination problems that may arise in the workplace, including harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, sex and gender.

Assessment: Examination counts 50% and year mark counts 50%.