Part 7 Separate and Single Services
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

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(1)     A person does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to sex discrimination, by providing separate services for persons of each sex if—

(a)     a joint service for persons of both sexes would be less effective, and

(b)     the limited provision is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

(2)     A person does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to sex discrimination, by providing separate services differently for persons of each sex if—

(a)     a joint service for persons of both sexes would be less effective,

(b)     the extent to which the service is required by one sex makes it not reasonably practicable to provide the service otherwise than as a separate service provided differently for each sex, and

(c)     the limited provision is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

(3)     This paragraph applies to a person exercising a public function in relation to the provision of a service as it applies to the person providing the service.

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(1)     A person does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to sex discrimination, by providing a service only to persons of one sex if—

(a)     any of the conditions in sub-paragraphs (2) to (7) is satisfied, and

(b)     the limited provision is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

(2)     The condition is that only persons of that sex have need of the service.

(3)     The condition is that—

(a)     the service is also provided jointly for persons of both sexes, and

(b)     the service would be insufficiently effective

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