Writer and adviser on employment and discrimination law
”Humanism affirms the dignity of each of us: women, men, black, white, gay, straight, disabled, able-bodied, old and young. It is an approach for those who prefer to think for themselves rather than follow age-old dogma.”
Michael Rubenstein has acted as a consultant on discrimination and employment law to numerous international and national organisations including the United Nations, European Commission, ILO, World Bank and OECD. He drafted the European Commission’s influential Code of Practice on measures to combat sexual harassment at work. He is chair of the DDA Representation and Advice Project, and was legal adviser to the DRC on revision of the Code of Practice on provision of goods, facilities and services. He gave the Employment Lawyers Association annual lecture on the theme of age discrimination, an area in which he is currently much involved. He has edited Industrial Relations Law Reports since its inception in 1972, and co-edited Equal Opportunities Review since it was started in 1985.
Michael writes: “The struggle against arbitrary discrimination has been a key part of my professional and personal life. It has become increasingly clear that equal rights and orthodox religion are not compatible. Those who perform mental gymnastics in the name of diversity to attempt to reconcile the two are deluding themselves. Humanism affirms the dignity of each of us: women, men, black, white, gay, straight, disabled, able-bodied, old and young. It is an approach for those who prefer to think for themselves rather than follow age-old dogma.”
For more details of his career, see www.michaelrubenstein.co.uk.