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Home Office v Saunders - Sex discrimination and choice of comparator [2005] EAT

EAT upholds ruling by original tribunal that the prison service discriminated against a female prison officer by moving her to a women's prison because she refused to conduct a "rub-down" search of a male prisoner. From a legal aspect, the important point was that the original tribunal rejected the prison service's argument that the correct comparator was a male prison officer being asked to conduct a search of a male prisoner. EAT also rejected that argument.

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