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National security exclusion contravenes Equal Treatment Directive

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    Johnston v The Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary [1986] IRLR 263 ECJ (0 other reports)

In Johnston v The Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (15.5.86) EOR8C, the European Court of Justice rules that UK statutory provisions excluding sex discrimination complaints where an act was done for the purpose of safeguarding national security contravene the EEC Equal Treatment Directive. The Court's decision also casts doubt on the legality under Community law of the UK's statutory restrictions on women's hours of work and on other protective legislation affecting women.