Man wins sex discrimination case

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

So, the courts have ruled that forcing a man to wear a suit and tie while the women wear t-shirts and football tops is sex discrimination. Quite right, too. What gets me is that everyone seems to be reacting as if he’s trying to win the right to dress down rather than equalise the balance between the sexes. The obviousl solution is for the JobCentre to tighten up their rules for women’s clothing, rather than loosen those for men.

Yet, the simple fact that it’s harder to define a code for women than the simple men’s “shirt, suit and tie” means they run scared of the whole issue. Cowardly public sector management is half the problem with the UK right now.


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