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  • Date:
    1 March 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Court of Appeal upholds gay ban

    In R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith and others (3 November 1995) EOR66B, the Court of Appeal rejects the challenge to the lawfulness of the policy by which homosexual men and women are not permitted to serve in the armed forces.

  • Date:
    1 January 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Positive discrimination prohibited

    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.

  • Date:
    1 September 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Men refused women's jobs

    The selection arrangements for jobs normally performed by women discriminated against male applicants in Docherty v Craig and Coyston v Texas Homecare Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 September 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Discriminatory questions on child-bearing at interview

    A woman who was asked at her job interview questions which aimed to filter out those female candidates who were of child-bearing age and whose families were obviously not complete or perceived to be complete, was unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Belfast industrial tribunal (Chair: I Montgomery) in Johnston v Fultons Fine Furnishing Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 July 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Ban on gays in military upheld

    In R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith and others (7 June 1995) EOR62F, the Divisional Court rules that the policy that homosexual men and women are not permitted to serve in the armed forces is not unlawful.

  • Date:
    1 March 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Pakistani doctor discriminated against

    A Pakistani doctor who was not shortlisted for a medical post because he could not meet the job requirements was unlawfully indirectly discriminated against, rules an Edinburgh industrial tribunal (Chair: S Krietman) in Mian v Common Services Agency and Brotherston.

  • Date:
    1 March 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Asian wouldn't 'fit in'

    A Sri Lankan-born candidate was discriminated against when his application for the post of director of community services was turned down, a Bury St Edmunds industrial tribunal (Chair: D R Crome) has ruled in Abraham v Fenland District Council.

  • Date:
    1 March 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Failure to shortlist unlawful

    A failure to shortlist a black employee for interview for the job of senior social worker was unlawful discrimination, rules a Nottingham industrial tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) in Charles v Nottinghamshire County Council.

  • Date:
    1 September 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Race bias against equality job applicant

    A Pakistani applicant who unsuccessfully applied for the post of senior equality adviser was discriminated against on the grounds of race, rules a Nottingham industrial tribunal majority (Chair: J H Bellis) in Ayub v Nottinghamshire County Council.

  • Date:
    1 September 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Successful boys would "fit in"

    In Bishop v The Cooper Group plc a London South industrial tribunal (Chair: E R Donnelly), hearing "alarm bells" when told that the successful male candidates for apprenticeships in a wholly male environment would "fit in", rules that a teenage girl was turned down because of her sex.