What Occupations Are Exempt from the Sex Discrimination Act?

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The occupations exempted from Sexual Discrimination Act are: teaching in single sex schools, jobs in welfare services, e.g. the right to employ a female in a woman’s refuge and also in film or theatre where an acting role can only be played by a man or a woman. These jobs are classified as, ‘Genuine Occupational Qualification.
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There are some exceptions to sex discrimination in that, it is possible to offer a job to someone of a particular sex if the work is exempt from gender discrimination legislation. This could include teaching in single sex schools, jobs in welfare services, a woman’s refuge and also in film or theatre where an acting role can only be played by a man or a woman. Sex discrimination against employees or job applicants can result in employment tribunal claims for unlimited compensation.
The occupation exempted from sexual discrimination is toilet cleaning: this applies to both men and women and if the cleaning is done within the confines a toilet. Specific exemptions like these favour a particular groups in particular situations.
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