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Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby diy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:14 am

I was at my Gym the other day and one of the members was complaining to the manager about the spinning instructor's time keeping. The previous instructor retired due to ill health and they appointed another male instructor. However, his other work commitments mean he rarely makes the classes ( a double class). He's missed 5 out the last 6 weeks. There were two female instructors present as well as me and the member complaining. And here's the thing...

the Manager (gym coordinator) is female. She openly said - "I only want to hire a man for that class as its a class with lots of guys in, XXX is the only one available".

A blatant breach of the equality act. There are female instructors, there have previously been female instructors taking this class. But coming from a woman makes it doubly shameful.
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:37 am

Make a complaint to the equalities commission.
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby b1969 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:21 am

Who is being (purportedly) discriminated against?
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby atticus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:30 am

I'm wondering what the OP said at the time.
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:06 am

b1969 wrote:Who is being (purportedly) discriminated against?


diy wrote:There were two female instructors present as well as me and the member complaining...
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby b1969 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:27 am

Hairyloon wrote:
b1969 wrote:Who is being (purportedly) discriminated against?


diy wrote:There were two female instructors present as well as me and the member complaining...


So how (and why) would DIY make a complaint to Equality and Human Rights Commission?
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby atticus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:33 am

How? Details are in the website.

Why? Plainly he perceives an injustice.
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby b1969 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:45 am

But he has no standing, surely, to make a complaint that the two female instructors have been discriminated against unlawfully?
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby Labrador » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:06 pm

A breach is a breach I'm not sure why you think it doubly shameful coming from a woman?
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Re: Equality Act 2010 - Male only instructor

Postby diy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:58 pm

2 female instructors were present. They both had expressed interest in taking on the class. They are on zero hours contracts so do not want to jeopardise their work. I made no comment, but did tell both afterwards that i thought they may have been unlawfully discriminated against.
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