Sex bias ruling goes in favour of employers

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Relief for employers and the tribunal service came last week when a House ofLords ruling cancelled out an estimated 3,000 claims for sex discrimination.The cases have all been adjourned pending the final outcome of the long-runningSeymour-Smith and Perez case. This tested the two-year service period required to qualify for protectionfrom unfair dismissal.The claimants argued that the cut-off point, since reduced to one year,represented indirect sexual discrimination against women because men work forlonger periods.But in a final judgement the Lords ruled that the statistics did notconvincingly bear this out, and that it is justifiable for the Government tohave a service requirement so as to encourage recruitment. Sex bias ruling goes in favour of employersOn 22 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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