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  • Labour Party all-women shortlist unlawful

    Date:
    1 March 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Adoption as a prospective parliamentary candidate is an authorisation which facilitates engagement in a particular profession and thus falls within the scope of s. 13 of the Sex Discrimination Act, according to a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Prophet) in Dyas-Elliott v The Labour Party and Keighley Constituency Labour Party.

  • Positive discrimination prohibited

    Date:
    1 January 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Kalanke v Freie Hansestadt Bremen (17 October 1995) EOR65A, the European Court of Justice rules that a German law giving equally qualified women preference against men in selection for public sector jobs in which women were underrepresented did not fall within the exception to the principle of nondiscrimination permitted by Article 2(4) of the Equal Treatment Directive.

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