Bain v Bowles: CA 1991

The Lady magazine had no defence to a complaint by a man whose advertisement for a housekeeper in Tuscany they had refused to accept. Following past complaints of sexual harassment, the magazine’s policy was to accept such advertisements only where the employer was a woman. The perception of the risk of harm to those who answer the advertisement was not a relevant circumstance for the purpose of the Act. Essentially, it comes within the category of motive for the discrimination and for the policy adopted by the defendants.

Beldam LJ, Dillon LJ
[1991] IRLR 357
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedEuropean Roma Rights Centre and others v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and Another CA 20-May-2003
A scheme had been introduced to arrange pre-entry clearance for visitors to the United Kingdom by posting of immigration officers in the Czech Republic. The claimants argued that the system was discriminatory, because Roma visitors were now . .
CitedShamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary HL 27-Feb-2003
The applicant was a chief inspector of police. She had been prevented from carrying out appraisals of other senior staff, and complained of sex discrimination.
Held: The claimant’s appeal failed. The tribunal had taken a two stage approach. It . .

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Discrimination, Media

Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.182466