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The Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Private households and small undertakings and partnershipsN.I.

3.—(1) In Article 8 of the principal Order (unlawful discrimination against women in the employment fi;eld), paragraph (3) (which exempts private households and undertakings of fi;ve employees or less) shall cease to have eff;ect.

(2) In Article 10(2) of the principal Order (cases where being a man is a genuine occupational qualifi;cation), after sub‐paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the following sub‐paragraph—

(bb)the job is likely to involve the holder of the job doing his work, or living, in a private home and needs to be held by a man because objection might reasonably be taken to allowing to a woman—

(i)the degree of physical or social contact with a person living in the home, or

(ii)the knowledge of intimate details of such a person's life,

which is likely, because of the nature or circumstances of the job or of the home, to be allowed to, or available to, the holder of the job; or .

(3) In Article 14(1) of the principal Order (unlawful discrimination against a woman in relation to a position as a partner by fi;rms consisting of six or more partners), the words “consisting of six or more partners” shall cease to have eff;ect.

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