In what circumstances could an employer's requirements and conditions of the job lead to claims of discrimination?

Inappropriate criteria or conditions can, in certain circumstances, constitute indirect discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. This applies if an employer stipulates a requirement that excludes or discourages a considerably larger number of women than men (or vice versa), people from a specific racial or religious group, people of a particular sexual orientation, disabled people or people in certain age groups. Unnecessary or marginal criteria might also be in breach of the Act.