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B143 revision
The Equality Act sets out certain protected these are the following:
*gender reassignment
*marriage and civil partnership
*religion or belief
*sexual orientation
Case example of sexual harassment
Porcelli v Strathclyde council 1986
Mrs Porcelli was harassed by male employees working with her.
They rubbed against her and made unpleasant remarks.
Case example indirect racial discrimination
Azmi v Kirkless Metropolitan Council 2007
The complaint was a classroom assistant who was asked to remove
her face veil while teaching. The Employment Appeal Tribunal
held that this was potentially indirect discrimination.However,they held
that in such a case the request was justified. This was because the
complainant was helping children to speak English and it was important
that they could see her lips.
Occupational requirement

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There are a few occupations where it can be claimed that there is a genuine occupational qualification
for a certain sex or race. This is for several reasons
1) Authenticity in entertainment or modelling
2) To preserve the ambience of places selling food and drink; for example a Chinese restaurant is
allowed to insist that all waiter/waitresses are of Chinese origin.
3) Provision of personal and welfare services to a particular racial group.
Health and safety at work:
Common law duty.…read more

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A safe plant and equipment case example
Paris v Stepney Borough Council 1951
The employer did not provide safety goggles for a motor mechanic who
only had one good eye. He had to chip rust from under a bus. A piece of
metal fell in his good eye, blinding him. The court held that the employer
should have provided him with safety goggles.
The `six pack' regulations
There have been several regulations on health and safety at work .…read more

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example a football manager who has a fixed-term contract for 3 years and is dismissed after 2 years.
A claim for wrongful dismissal can be claimed in a employment tribunal.
Pay in lieu or notice: Pay him the amount of money that he would have earned in the period of notice.
Where this is done, this is not wrongful dismissal.…read more


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