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Planning permission is not qualification

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    Bone v Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland [1993] NICA (0 other reports)

In Bone v Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has reversed a ruling by the Fair Employment Tribunal in a religious discrimination case that planning permission is a "qualification" for employment of a builder and that a denial of planning permission can be challenged on the basis that it was on grounds of religious belief or political opinion.

Section 23 of the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1976 states: "It shall be unlawful for a person who has the power to confer on another a qualification which is needed for, or facilitates, his engagement in employment in any capacity, or in a particular employment or occupation, in Northern Ireland to discriminate against him: (a) by refusing .