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Sex discrimination: Two-year qualifying threshold is discriminatory

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The two-year qualifying threshold for an unfair dismissal complaint indirectly discriminates against women, and is therefore incompatible with the EC "Equal Treatment" Directive, declares the Court of Appeal in R v Secretary of State for Employment ex parte Seymour-Smith and Perez. There had been, and continued to be, a considerable and persistent difference between the numbers and percentages of men and women who could comply with the threshold, and this disparity could not be objectively justified.