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Professional sport - when discrimination lawyers take to the field
Record ID:
22717
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2002
Source:
LIJ (2002) 76 No 6
Date_of_entry:
04/07/2002
Legislation:
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986 (Cth) s 46PP
Notes:
Employment law is increasingly intersecting with professional sport. Recent case law indicates there may be issues of unlawful discrimination if a professional sportsperson is excluded from competing because of a physical condition.. The article highlights two cases one concerning Netball Australia and Pregnant players and the other the Australian Football League and Chris Grant a footballer with a congenital neck condition
Section:
Special Issue
Cases:
Waters and Ors v Public Transport Corporation (1991) EOC 92-390 ; Hall v Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) [1999} VCAT 627(Anti-Discrimination) ;
Month:
July


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