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June/July 2007 (vol. 04/1)

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Expert Witness: Sex discrimination

Pregnancy, gender and gender reassignment

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OH professionals need to be mindful of laws against discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity and, most recently, gender reassignment. Diana Kloss explains.

OH professionals are so involved these days with disability and age discrimination that they may overlook the older generation of anti-discrimination legislation: the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (SDA) and the Race Relations Act 1976. One important area is legal protection against discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity. The 1992 European directive on the protection of the safety and.…

Diana Kloss is a barrister, part-time chairman of employment tribunals, Acas arbitrator and author.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2007 (vol. 04/1) pp32-33

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