GOQ limitation does not apply to start-up
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The limitation on the genuine occupational qualification exception (GOQ) to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, where the employer has existing employees who can be employed on the relevant duties, does not operate in respect of recruitment for a start-up business, according to the EAT in Lasertop Ltd v Webster.
Mr Webster replied to a newspaper advertisement for sales/ trainee manager posts in respect of a women-only club which was due to open. However, he was told over the telephone that the jobs were for women only.