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Men's jobs, women's jobs

This report relates to 3 case(s)

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    Box v Cleeve of London [1993] IT/15800/93 (0 other reports)

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    Sargent v Winters [1993] IT/62070/92 (0 other reports)

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    Saunders v The Kapil & Vija Corporation [1993] IT/36239/92 (0 other reports)

Three recent industrial tribunal decisions, Box v Cleeve of London, Saunders v The Kapil & Vija Corporation, and Sargent v Winters, make it clear that the view that certain jobs are "men's jobs" and certain jobs are "women's jobs" falls foul of the Sex Discrimination Act.

In the Box1 case, the applicant, a man who had been unemployed for some time, applied through a jobcentre for the position of shirt examiner with Cleeve of London. The jobcentre receptionist spoke to the company's production manager, Mrs Edwards, whose response was: "I really wanted a young lady." Nevertheless, she did interview him but he was rejected.