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Personal services GOQ

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    Hartup v Sandwell Metropolitan Council [1992] IT/35780/91 (0 other reports)

In Hartup v Sandwell Metropolitan Council a Birmingham industrial tribunal (Chair: J H Croom-Johnson) rules that being "Afro-Caribbean/Asian" was a genuine occupational qualification for the post of home-help as the job entailed providing elderly members from the Afro-Caribbean and Asian communities with personal services which promoted their welfare and which could most effectively be provided by people from these racial groups.

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, which covers a population with a high proportion of Afro-Caribbean and Pakistani people, employed around 740 home-helps, of whom 16 were black.