Ageism & sexism? Still far from dead in 2019

In Chapter 7 of Introductory Scots Law, I examine the impact of unlawful discrimination.

Two interesting stories about alleged age and sex discrimination were covered by the BBC this week. These stories suggest that ageism and sexism, as an ongoing problem, in society are still pretty deeply rooted.

A person’s age or sex are protected characteristics in terms of Sections 5 and 11 of the Equality Act 2010 respectively.

Niamh McGrady: Actress criticises ‘ageist’ casting couch language

Niamh McGrady calls out a casting company asking for a woman “in her late 30s, still attractive”.
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A father-of-two had complained about the image used on the JD Sports website to sell the new Scotland top.
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Copyright – Seán J Crossan, 9 February 2019

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A legal blog by the author of Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice (3rd Edition: 2017; Hodder Gibson) Sean J. Crossan BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSc, TQFE I have been teaching law in Higher and Further Education for nearly 25 years. I also worked as an employment law consultant in a Glasgow law firm for over a decade. I am also a trade union representative and continue to make full use of my legal background. Please note that this Blog provides a general commentary about issues in Scots Law. It is not intended as a substitute for in-depth legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should always consult with a qualified Scottish solicitor who will be able to provide you with the support that you require.

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