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Old 21 March 2007, 15:50   #21
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I'm not wrong! My original question was is there a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) for it being a woman? GOQs are a very tightly defined list of reasons within the SDA when it is acceptable to specify the gender of an employee.

Generally speaking you can request a female doctor if you are a women (although I don't know if you actually have a right to insist). You are not employing them (the NHS are) so you are would not be breaking the law anyway. However where it is due to e.g. reasons of undress then this is a GOQ. I assume that this is not an issue on a rib (it would be a little chilly).

I can't see any reason within the legal definition of GOQ's why you would be entitled to specify a female taxi driver, and a taxi firm recruiting only female drivers (e.g. in order to appeal to the female market) would almost certainly be breaking the law.

With your teaching example (presumably the person is employed in the UK but working overseas - otherwise the SDA is not really relevant) - this is also a GOQ as defined within the act.

You'd have to be brave person today to employ someone with all that red tape flying around.
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Old 08 May 2007, 08:30   #22
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I bet Stuart wished he never posted this request now -
need totty drivers - only to be hauled over the coals by political correctness - sure way to start taking the fun out of ribbing if we go down that route.....
please do not let us not fall into the "political correctness" in this industry - safe & fun = im in...

Dont worry mate i will subscribe to your "top totty rib drivers fan club" - let me know if you need photography of the event tho..... :-)
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Old 02 June 2007, 08:47   #23
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Stuart - your client is likely to be breaking the law by asking you to discriminate (unless I am missing the point and one of the very narrow range of Genuine Occupational Qualifications applies in this instance - which I think is unlikely).

If you assist him to discriminate you are also likely be breaking the law.

Even your "advert" here could be considered to be in breach of the Sex Discrimination Act as it suggests an intent to discriminate.


To Avoid breaking the law I am quite sure we can get David Manning to put a skirt on for you and pretend to be female!
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Is he good with false boobs too ?
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Old 02 June 2007, 16:21   #25
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If SCM is paying enough then I suspect he'd go for implants!
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Ok, just get a XXXL large life jacket, staple it to minimum size at the waist and then advertise like the "glass slipper", anyone who fits the size and you will only get either Charles Atlas or Jordan so take your pick.

Anyway it doesnt matter i she can drive the boat as long as she looke great

Cmon people, we should be allowed to advertise for a lady if we want a lady.
Too much bullshit, can she pour G+T with ice, sound she got the job.

Failing this, try the left and right test as to which is which and you will be alright!!!!!
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If SCM is paying enough then I suspect he'd go for implants!

The stubble might give it away though
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i DIDN'T KNOW HE HAD A BRAZILIAN
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I assume that there is some reason that they need to be women, which fulfils the requirements of a Genuine Occupational Qualification - as per the sex discrimination act?

Presumably he needs a skipper who can also cook and serve cocktails...










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