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Woman not a GOQ for nursing home cleaning job

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    Phillips v Cox t/a The Chaseley Rest Home [1996] IT/68443/95 (0 other reports)

In Phillips v Cox t/a The Chaseley Rest Home, rejecting the argument that being a woman was a genuine occupational qualification (GOQ) for the post of cleaner in a predominantly female rest home, a Manchester industrial tribunal (Chair: A F W Woolley), holds that the refusal to consider a male applicant for the post was unlawful sex discrimination.

Mr Phillips was interviewed for a cleaning vacancy at a Blackpool rest home for high-dependence elderly, owned by the respondent.