Sex Discrimination (Indirect Discrimination and Burden of Proof) Regulations 2001 come into force

Implementation date: 12 October 2001

The Regulations reverse the burden on proof in actions brought by individuals under the employment and vocational training provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. The Regulations also modify the definition of indirect discrimination in such cases so that it refers to 'a provision, criterion or practice' which is such that 'it would be to the detriment of a considerably larger proportion of women than of men'. The applicant in question must also suffer a detriment. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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