Definition of Key Concepts. Professor Erika Szyszczak University of Leicester and Littleton Chambers. Key Concepts. Direct Discrimination Indirect Discrimination Sexual Harassment Harassment. Direct Discrimination. Overt and intentional
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Definition of Key Concepts
Professor Erika Szyszczak
University of Leicester and Littleton Chambers
“treated less favourably than another is, has been, or would be treated in a comparable situation.”
Context of national law, objectively and reasonably justified by a legitimate aim:
Legitimate employment policy, labour market and vocational training objectives.
appropriate and necessary
an actor to play Nelson Mandela?
Where the sex of the worker is a determining factor: models for clothes, service care in households, nursing care, legal provisions.
Advice work for ethnic/women’s/gay organisations?
insults, remarks, inappropriate comments (dress, physique, age family situation,, condescending paternalist attitude undermining dignity, unwelcome invitations, explicit/implicit requests, threats, lascivious looks/gestures, unnecessary physical contact …
ILO Committee of Experts 1988 General Survey
Seen as discrimination per se
Moved beyond workplace sexual harassment to cover: