Discrimination law is rapidly expanding and of growing importance. At present the law covers gender, race and disability discrimination, sexual orientation and age. This new edition covers all of these areas. It also contains separate chapters on the social, political and philosophical aspects for those who require a fuller understanding of the background and theoretical basis of discrimination law. In addition, the book contains a section on procedural matters. It takes account of the numerous legislative developments which have taken place since the last edition. The text has also taken account of the many new cases since 1998, which include: Pearce v Governing Body of Mayfield Secondary School (2003); Nagarajan v LRT (1999); Chief Constable of West Yorkshire v Khan (2001); R v Secretary of State for Employment exp Seymour-Smith (1999 and 2000); Harvest Town Circle Ltd v Rutherford (2001); South Ayrshire Council v Morton (2002); Lawrence and Others v Regent Office Care (2002); Re Badeck (2000); Grutter v Bollinger (2003); Goodwin v UK (2002); Mendoza v Ghaidan (2002); A and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2002) and A v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire (2002). This work explains and examines in-depth every possible aspect of discrimination law. It is set out in such a way that makes it accessible to readers of all levels.