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Relevant circumstances narrowly defined

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In Shamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (3 May 2001), the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland allows an appeal against a finding that a female chief inspector was discriminated against on grounds of sex when it was decided that she would no longer do performance appraisals after a complaint was made about her. According to the Court of Appeal, this did not result in a "detriment" to the chief inspector. Moreover, it was an error to compare the applicant's treatment with male chief inspectors because the relevant circumstances were not the same, in that no complaint was made about the men.