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Refusing part-time work not justified

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In British Airways plc v Starmer (21 July 2005), the EAT holds that a decision to refuse an employee a request to work 50% of full time, and requiring 75% or full time, was unlawful indirect discrimination. The decision amounted to a provision, which was not justified by the employer on grounds other than sex. The employment tribunal had applied the correct legal test when rejecting the employer's arguments on resource and safety grounds.