Dunn v Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management

Marital status discrimination
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The legal prohibition against discrimination on the grounds of marital status doesn’t just cover that status in the abstract (i.e. whether one is married or unmarried) – it also outlaws discrimination on the grounds that someone is married to a particular person. Although the employer in this case didn’t discriminate against married people generally, the employee could rely on less favourable treatment that was specific to her marriage.
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