Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 And 1986
Acts of Parliament which made recommendations with regard to discrimination . The Acts make it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of gender or marital status in the areas of employment, trade union membership, education, the provision of goods and services, housing and in advertising. Sex discrimination can be unfair treatment of women or men, and of single or married people. In employment, the Acts apply to recruitment, day-to-day work activities and to dismissal. As with the Race Relations Act, discrimination may be direct or indirect. The Sex Discrimination Regulations 2008 made amendments regarding harassment and discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity leave.