Moyhing v Barts and London NHS Trust - No defence of justification in direct discrimination cases [2006] EAT

Barts and London NHS Trust required a male student nurse to be accompanied by a female when administering an ECG to a female patient as the procedure involved touching the patient's breasts.

An employment tribunal ruled that in spite of the fact that there was no requirement for a female nurse to have a male chaperone when dealing with the private parts of male patients there was no detriment and therefore no discrimination.

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