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Sex discrimination is treating people unfairly because they are either male or female. Indirect sex discrimination is treatment which appears to be equal but is unfair on certain people because of their sex. To be unlawful it must be unreasonable.

Clubs must toe the line


published in the Advertiser, Thursday, 15 November 2007


DOUBLE standards on male and female dress codes at nightspots could land pubs and clubs in hot water this summer.

Equal Opportunity Commissioner Linda Matthews said yesterday that in the past financial year, her office had received more complaints from men refused entry into pubs and clubs because they were wearing thongs or sandals.

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