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Sex discrimination: Detriment must have a physical or economic consequence

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A female chief inspector failed in her sex discrimination complaint as she could not show that she had suffered a detriment, holds the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in Shamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary [2001] IRLR 520. A "detriment" must involve a physical or economic consequence. Nor could she establish that she had suffered less favourable treatment as there were circumstances such that no reasonable person could ignore or omit that applied to her case but did not apply to her chosen comparators.