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  • Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    GOQ did not apply to male nurse

    Rejecting the RAF's genuine occupational qualification (GOQ) defence, a Southampton industrial tribunal (Chair: M J Davey) in Main v Ministry of Defence rules that the failure to appoint a male nurse to the post of practice nurse was unlawful sex discrimination.

  • Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    No GOQ defence for bias against male interpreter

    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.

  • Date:
    1 September 1997
    Type:
    Law reports

    GOQ limitation does not apply to start-up

    The limitation on the genuine occupational qualification exception (GOQ) to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, where the employer has existing employees who can be employed on the relevant duties, does not operate in respect of recruitment for a start-up business, according to the EAT in Lasertop Ltd v Webster.

  • Date:
    1 December 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Woman not a GOQ for nursing home cleaning job

    In Phillips v Cox t/a The Chaseley Rest Home, rejecting the argument that being a woman was a genuine occupational qualification (GOQ) for the post of cleaner in a predominantly female rest home, a Manchester industrial tribunal (Chair: A F W Woolley), holds that the refusal to consider a male applicant for the post was unlawful sex discrimination.

  • Date:
    1 September 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Being a woman not a GOQ for sanitary towel researcher

    Being a woman was not a private household genuine occupational qualification for the job of door-to-door market researcher carrying out interviews on sanitary protection products, rules a Stratford industrial tribunal (Chair: D H Roose) in Equal Opportunities Commission v MRM Distributions plc.

  • Date:
    1 March 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    GOQ applied to 'ladies' lingerie' vacancy

    Being a woman was a genuine occupational qualification for the post of regional manager with "a specialist ladies' lingerie retailer", rules a Reading industrial tribunal (Chair: M C Craft) in Rowson v Contessa (Ladieswear) Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 December 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    "Women-only" post unlawful

    Rejecting the defence that being a woman was a "personal services" genuine occupational qualification for the post, a Nottingham industrial tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) in Moult v Nottinghamshire County Council rules that it was unlawful to refuse an application from a man for a teaching post on women-only courses run by an all-women organisation.

  • Date:
    1 June 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Personal services GOQ

    In Hartup v Sandwell Metropolitan Council a Birmingham industrial tribunal (Chair: J H Croom-Johnson) rules that being "Afro-Caribbean/Asian" was a genuine occupational qualification for the post of home-help as the job entailed providing elderly members from the Afro-Caribbean and Asian communities with personal services which promoted their welfare and which could most effectively be provided by people from these racial groups.

  • Date:
    1 May 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Exemplary damages barred

    In Deane v London Borough of Ealing and another (20 January 1993) EOR49D, the EAT rules that new Court of Appeal authority precludes an award of exemplary damages for unlawful discrimination.

  • Date:
    1 May 1991
    Type:
    Law reports

    GOQ test does not require evaluation of duty's importance

    In Tottenham Green Under Five's Centre v Marshall No. 2 (9 November 1990) EOR37B, the EAT holds that it is not open to an industrial tribunal to disregard a duty in determining whether a genuine occupational qualification exception applies, unless the matter is de minimis or is a sham duty.

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