Establishing indirect sex discrimination 2

United Kingdom

Reference: G00262

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.