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Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976

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[F1Bodies in charge of educational establishments]F7N.I.

24.F1[F1(1)] It is unlawful, in relation to an educational establishment falling within column 1 of the following table, for a person indicated in relation to the establishment in column 2 (the “responsible body”) to discriminate against a woman—

(a)in the terms on which it offers to admit her to the establishment as a pupil, or

(b)by refusing or deliberately omitting to accept an application for her admission to the establishment as a pupil, or

(c)where she is a pupil of the establishment—

(i)in the way it affords her access to any benefits, facilities or services, or by refusing or deliberately omitting to afford her access to them, or

(ii)by excluding her from the establishment or subjecting her to any other detriment.

TABLE
EstablishmentResponsible body
1. Educational establishment which is grant-aided. [F2Education Authority] or managers or governors, according to which of them has the function in question.
[F31A. College of education,F4. . . .][F3The managers.]
2. Independent school.Proprietor
3. University.Governing body.
F5. . . F5. . .
[F65. An establishment providing further education in respect of which grants are paid under Article 5(1)(b) of the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.][F6Governing body.]

[F1(2) It is unlawful for the governing body of an institution of further or higher education to discriminate against a woman in the arrangements it makes for the purpose of selecting people for admission to the institution.

(3) It is unlawful for the governing body of an institution of further or higher education to subject a woman to harassment if that woman is a student at the institution or has applied for admission to the institution.

(4) In paragraphs (2) and (3), “institution of further or higher education” means an establishment falling within column 1 of paragraph 1A, 3 or 5 of the table in paragraph (1).]

F7function transf. by SR 1999/481

Non-textual amendments applied to the whole Legislation can be found in the Introduction

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