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Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of Sate for Employment [1994]


  • Generally, women were found to work part-time, and men full-time
  • The Equal Opportunities Commission challenged an enactment which gave full redundancy pay to full-time workers after 2 years of employment, but not to part-time workers until 5 years of employment, saying it was discriminatory towards women


  • Could the Equal Opportunities Commission have standing bring such a claim


  • Yes, claim also succeeded


  • The Equal Opportunities Commission had statutory responsibility for gender rights, so was found to have sufficient interest in the claim
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