Even today, class discrimination remains an important global legal issue. This book allows readers a better understanding of the issue of class discrimination and inequality, including the role of education in bridging the class systems. The study seeks to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both the national and international levels for those suffering class discrimination as the international population becomes increasingly educated, looking at the primary role of legislation, which has an impact on the court process. It also discusses the two most important trade agreements of our day - namely the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination. By providing a detailed examination of the relationship between class and education as they relate to the law, the book will be an important read for those concerned with equality.
'Class Act is the author's ninth book in examining an aspect of employment discrimination from a global perspective, this time dealing with class discrimination. It interestingly looks at the role of education as a tool for advancement in overcoming class discrimination, and examines international legislation in Australia/New Zealand, Africa/South Africa, North America, and Europe (Ireland and the UK), as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaties. This book will be an important source for those concerned with a global perspective of class discrimination and its impact on inequality in the workplace.' Laurence Nolan, Howard University School of Law, USA 'Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter examines class discrimination internationally, and the importance of education not only for oneself but for future generations, impacting intergenerational mobility on the education and employment choices of offspring. This book represents an important contribution to scholarship and will to be an invaluable guide.' Lynn Roy, Concordia University, Canada.