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Carers and the Equality Act 2010 : protected characteristics and identity

Busby, Nicole (2011) Carers and the Equality Act 2010 : protected characteristics and identity. Contemporary Issues in Law, 11 (2). pp. 71-91. ISSN 1357-0374

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Abstract

Evaluates the Government's rationale for not including carer status as one of the specific grounds for protection against discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, that: (1) the protected characteristics under the Act are intended to apply to a person's inherent status or identity, not to what one does; and (2) sufficient protection is afforded to carers from the addition of a right to claim associative discrimination along with the pre-existing employment rights. Analyses the nature of care and its place in a market economy.