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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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11Protection from discrimination (2) sex discrimination

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the background to the law on sex discrimination in employment and its limitations prior to the Equality Act 2010
  • ■ Understand the definition of sex under the Equality Act 2010
  • ■ Understand the different types of prohibited practices under the Equality Act 2010 as they relate to employees
  • ■ Understand the contexts in which discrimination on grounds of sex can occur in employment
  • ■ Understand the nature of occupational requirements in relation to sex
  • ■ Critically analyse the area
  • ■ Apply the law to factual situations and reach conclusions

11.1 The origins and aims of sex discrimination law

Prior to the Equal ...

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