Rachel Horton


BA (Oxford), MPhil (Oxford), LLM (Middlesex), Solicitor

Biographical Details:

Rachel has practiced as a solicitor, specialising in employment and discrimination law. She is currently a part time teaching fellow in law at the University of Reading, teaching employment, discrimination and contract law.

Research interests:

PhD research on the regulation of age discrimination in health care provision; general research interests in employment and discrimination law


  • Horton, R. (2011) 'Care giving and reasonable adjustment in the UK' in Busy, N. and James, G. (eds.) Families, Care-giving and Paid Work: Challenging Labour Law in the 21st Century (Edward Elgar)
  • Horton, R. and James, G. (2010) 'Mundon v Del Monte Foods Ltd' in Hunter , R., McGlynn, C. and Rackley, E. (eds.) Feminist judgments: from theory to practice (Hart Publishing, Oxford)
  • Countouris,  N. and Horton, R. (2009) "The Temporary Agency Work Directive: Another Broken Promise?" (2009), Industrial Law Journal, 329
  • Horton, R. (2008) 'The End of Disability-Related Discrimination in Employment?' Industrial Law Journal, 37(4)

Conference papers:

 "A Dignified Exit? The Dignity and Indignity of Mandatory Retirement" presented at the Middlesex University/Adapt Conference on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious work in a Changing world at Middlesex University, 11 September 2012

"Fault and Protection: A Role for Strict Liability in Discrimination Law?" presented at the SLS Conference, Keele University, 9 September 2009.

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