Sex Discrimination act

Name an occupation which would be exempt from the Sex Discrimination Act and why?
12:15 Wed 30th May 2007
 
Best Answer


No best answer has yet been selected by Lovely_Lauz. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.

1 to 12 of 12

A Nun !
a male model
Some carers posts are, when working on a one to one basis.
Actor playing Tarzan
The Royal Navy (Submarines).

Birds are not allowed on there due to certain pollutants the submarine emits.
If it goes beyond direct discrimination into indirect, such occupations as police motorbike riders. They have a requirement of lifting 60kg (Bike's weight, I believe) which more men than women can do.
They are called GOQ's - Genuine occupational qualification" - see the EOC website

http://www.eoc.org.uk/
Our local convent employs carers for the elderly nuns and whenever they advertise for female carers there is always an additional bit saying the job is exempt from the act
Ladies undergarment fitter.
It appears to be legal for the Church of England to discriminate against women priests, although some diocese choose not to.
miners
It seems that RC priest is a job that can only be done by men. Not sure whether they are exempt but isnt it ridiculoust?

1 to 12 of 12

Related Questions

I have just signed up to do an NVQ and part of the things you have to fill in are about employment law. I have to write a brief outline of the employment rights act, race relations act 1976,...
how long does it take an act like the Sex Discrimination Act to be passed from when it was first put foreward as a potential law
http://www.dailymail....y-questionnaires.html Is it right or even necessary, for some councils to send out these questionnaires in the name of promoting diversity and equality? /// They are despatched...

Latest posts