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The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) indicated that a 1.7m minimum height for entrants to Greek police schools was unlikely to be justified.

In Ypourgos Esoterikon & anor v Kalliri, ECJ, 2017
the ECJ said the minimum height was unlawful as indirect sex discrimination unless justified, because far fewer women met the requirement than men.

The ECJ indicated that the height requirement was unlikely to be justified. Reasons for this included that one didn’t necessarily need to be a particular height to have the physical aptitude required for the job. The aim could be achieved by measures that are less disadvantageous to women such as specific tests allowing the physical ability of candidates to be assessed.

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