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Sex Discrimination Act 1986

  • This Act applies to men and women
  • Makes it illegal to discriminate according to gender in areas of recruitment, interview selection , promotion and training in the work place
  • It is unlawful to discriminate because a person is married
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Equality Opportunites

The Sex Discrimination Act set up the Equality Opportunites Commission to promote equal opportunites for both men and women

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A job advert that states only a male should apply for the job on offer would be an example of direct discrimination.

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Insufficent male to female toilets when most of the staff are female is an example off indirect discrimination

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This means that you should not be picked appon on the grounds of your gender for example female staff being taunted.

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