Segregation of boys and girls at faith school was direct discrimination


The Court of Appeal has determined that a Muslim faith school’s segregation of girls and boys amounts to direct sex discrimination for each sex, with the consequence that the previous decision of the High Court was wrong in its finding that there was no discrimination because the boys and girls were equally disadvantaged.

The case reiterated that direct discrimination has to be assessed from the perspective of the individual and therefore it did not require the treatment of one group to be compared with another.

Julie Taylor

Employment Law

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