Cobb and others v Secretary of State for Employment and Manpower Services Commission [1989] IRLR 464 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Justifying indirect discrimination

    Date:
    1 July 1989

    In Cobb and others v Secretary of State for Employment and Manpower Services Commission (5.4.89) EOR26B, the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's decision that eligibility criteria for admission to the Community Programme were objectively justified within the meaning of s.1(1)(b) and s.3(1)(b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, notwithstanding that they had an adverse impact upon married women.