A female part-timer claimed that the refusal of her employer's
scheme to treat her service as a home tutor as pensionable amounted
to indirect sex discrimination. During the relevant period the
ratio of female to male home tutors varied between 4:1 and 17:3.
The Ombudsman concluded that the figures could not be treated as "a
considerably higher number" for the purposes of finding that there
had been indirect sex discrimination.