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Meaning of direct discrimination

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    James v Eastleigh Borough Council [1989] IRLR 318 CA (0 other reports)

In James v Eastleigh Borough Council (26.4.89) EOR26A, the Court of Appeal holds that a policy of not charging those over state pension age admission to a swimming pool did not treat a man aged 61 less favourably on grounds of his sex. In order to fall within the definition of direct discrimination, less favourable treatment must be either overtly on the basis of sex or based on a desire to treat one sex less favourably than the other.