Policy Press

Combatting Disability Harassment at Work

Human Rights in Practice

By Lucy-Ann Buckley

Published

Sep 1, 2022

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1529223781

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 1, 2022

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1529223798

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Combatting Disability Harassment at Work

Disabled people report high levels of harassment worldwide, often based on intersectional characteristics such as race, gender and age. However, while #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter have highlighted ongoing experiences of sexual and racial harassment, disability harassment has received little attention.

This book focuses on legal measures to combat disability harassment at work. It sets disability harassment in its international context, including its human rights framework, and confronts the lack of empirical information by evaluating the Irish legal framework in practice.

It explores the capacity of the law to address intersectional harassment, particularly that faced by disabled women, and outlines the barriers to effective legal solutions.

Lucy-Ann Buckley is Associate Professor in Commercial Law at the National University of Ireland Galway.

1. Introduction

2. The Human Rights Framework

3. Barriers to Effective National Implementation

4. Disability Harassment in Ireland

5. The Irish Legal Framework in Practice

6. Meeting the Global Challenge: Lessons From Experience

7. Conclusion