Emergence of sharing economy introduced many new questions, which have yet to be addressed by legislative bodies. There is a lot of new issues but not yet many solutions. In my thesis, I will be exploring connection between the emergence of the sharing economy and potential rise in discrimination.
The rise of sharing economy does not affect only economical and business areas but also other aspects of modern society. Sharing platforms are used by many people and so it is inevitable that new dilemmas arise, that perhaps were not in the forefront before. One of said new questions is the rise of discrimination on the sharing platforms. In the first mayor part of the thesis, I will describe key aspects and questions regarding the sharing economy and also legal regulation of sharing economy in both Slovenian and European Union Law.
However, the central part of the thesis is exploring what new challenges the rise of sharing economy conveys to anti-discrimination law. Preliminary finding that serves as a framework for the chapter is that not all sharing platforms have the same basic characteristics and so not all are equal and should not be treated as such. In accordance with said finding, not all challenges posed by sharing platforms are the same. In the last mayor part of the thesis, I try to propose some new solutions for described challenges.