Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland v Bone: 15 Sep 1993

The court was asked as to the meaning of ‘qualification’ when considered under the Act: ‘It is our view that the word ‘qualification’ itself and the other words in the definition viz ‘authority, recognition, registration, enrolment, approval and certification’ convey with reasonable clarity the idea of (a) some sort of status conferred on an employee or self-employed person in relation to his work, or the work which he proposes to do; and as respects a self-employed person, in relation to his trade, profession or calling or to what he proposes to be his trade, profession or calling; (b) a status which relates only to a person carrying on that work or trade, profession or calling; and (c) is either necessary for the lawful carrying on thereof or making that carrying on more advantageous.’


Unreported, 15 September 1993


Race Relations Act 1976 23


Northern Ireland

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CitedKelly v Northern Ireland Housing Executive; Loughran v Northern Ireland Housing Executive HL 29-Jul-1998
Provisions against discrimination on religious grounds in Northern Ireland, could apply to appointment of a firm to a panel of experts, where one person was designated to carry out that work. ‘it is essential, for there to be ’employment,’ that the . .
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Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.194285