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No GOQ defence for bias against male interpreter

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    Ahmed v Buckinghamshire County Council [1997] IT/2700198/97 (0 other reports)

In Ahmed v Buckinghamshire County Council , upholding a claim from a male interpreter that he had been discriminated against on grounds of sex, a Reading industrial tribunal (Chair: J G Hollow) rejects the council's genuine occupational qualification defence that its services to female members of the Asian community could be more effectively provided by female interpreters.

Mr Ahmed, who speaks Punjabi and Urdu, successfully applied to be put on the register of interpreters for Buckinghamshire County Council's social services department.