Employment law cases

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  • GOQ applied to 'ladies' lingerie' vacancy

    1 March 1995

    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.

  • "Women-only" post unlawful

    1 December 1994

    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.

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