Sex discrimination

Stephen Taylor and Astra Emir

in Employment Law

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Stephen Taylor and Astra Emir 2015

Published in print April 2015 | ISBN: 9780198705390
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191811302 | DOI:
Sex discrimination

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This chapter deals with sex discrimination law under the Equality Act. It discusses the historical and legal background of sex discrimination law, protected characteristics, and prohibited conduct on grounds of sex discrimination. Sex discrimination is symmetrical in that it can be claimed by both men and women. Direct sex discrimination cannot be justified unless there is an occupational requirement while indirect sex discrimination can be objectively justified. A person who has been treated less favourably for claiming sex discrimination or giving evidence in such a matter can claim victimisation.

Keywords: Equality Act 2010; direct sex discrimination; indirect sex discrimination; employment law; employment regulation; victiminzation

Chapter.  6277 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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