Sex Discrimination - Wiltshire Healthy Schools

Sex Discrimination Act
Information source: Directgov
What is Sex Discrimination?
Discrimination can be direct, indirect,
deliberate or accidental. If you are
discriminated against at work because of
your sex, marital status or gender, it is
unlawful and your employer should stop the
What does the Act cover?
Sex discrimination laws cover almost all workers (men and
women) and all types of organisations in the UK. It covers:
employment terms and conditions
pay and benefits
promotion and transfer opportunities
Are there any exceptions?
In some cases, a job can be offered to
someone of a particular sex, because of
what is called a 'genuine occupational
qualification'. Examples could include:
 some jobs in single-sex schools
 jobs in some welfare services
 acting jobs that need a man or a woman