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Personal services GOQ requires direct contact

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In London Borough of Lambeth v Commission for Racial Equality (17 May 1990) EOR32C, the Court of Appeal confirms that the genuine occupational qualification exception to the Race Relations Act relating to the provision of "personal services" promoting welfare should be restricted to jobs involving direct contact between the giver and the recipient.

The issues

These proceedings were brought by the CRE as a test case challenging the legality of an advertisement confined to Afro-Caribbean and Asian applicants.