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Northern Ireland Order not intended to implement Equal Treatment Directive

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    Finnegan v Clowney Youth Training Programme Ltd [1990] IRLR 299 HL (0 other reports)

In Finnegan v Clowney Youth Training Programme Ltd (17 May 1990) EOR32B, the House of Lords holds that the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, which enacted identical provisions to those contained in the British Sex Discrimination Act 1975, was not intended to implement the EC Equal Treatment Directive 76/207 even though it was made after the Directive was adopted. Consequently, the exclusion of the 1976 Order of complaints relating to discriminatory retirement ages precluded the appellant from complaining that she had been unlawfully discriminated against.