This is a preview. To continue reading please log in or Register to read this article

GOQ did not apply to male nurse

This report relates to 1 case(s)

  • expand disabled

    Main v Ministry of Defence [1997] IT/3101031/97 (0 other reports)

Rejecting the RAF's genuine occupational qualification (GOQ) defence, a Southampton industrial tribunal (Chair: M J Davey) in Main v Ministry of Defence rules that the failure to appoint a male nurse to the post of practice nurse was unlawful sex discrimination.

Sergeant Main, a nurse in the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service, was one of three applicants for the post of practice nurse at the primary healthcare centre at RAF Ramstein in Germany.