The Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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This act applies to men and woman and makes it illegal to discriminate according to gender in workplaces. This also covers direct and indirect discrimination.

Direct sex discrimination - is when a person is treated less favourably than a person of the same situation

Indirect sex discrimination - occurs when far fewer members of one sex can take advantage of a situation than the other sex for example a child-minder excluded single parents from using their service.

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Strengths of the Act

  • The terms of both sexes are the same in a contract
  • both genders can get promotions
  • Cannot discriminate because of marriage
  • Prevents any type of discrimination
  • both sexes are padi the same 
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Weaknesses of the Act

  • The law is complex and difficult to unravel  - making people not want to complain
  • People may be more scared of losing employment 
  • It may be difficult for people to prove anything has happened 
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