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Discrimination: No guidance forthcoming on disparate impact

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Indirect discrimination arises when an employer applies some form of requirement or condition, and the proportion of people of one race, sex or religious belief who can meet that requirement or condition is considerably smaller than the proportion of those outside that group who can. In McCausland v Dungannon District Council, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland refuses to give any guidance on when one proportion should be viewed as "considerably smaller" than another.