Anti-discrimination law

Anti-discrimination law refers to the law on people's right to be treated equally. Some countries mandate that in employment, in consumer transactions and in political participation people may be dealt with on an equal basis regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality and sometimes religion and political views.

Examples of anti-discrimination law include,

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Notable Exceptions

One notable exception provided for in many nations is the exclusion of women from holding certain positions in the military, such as serving in front line combat capacities or aboard submarines. The reason given varies, for example, the British Royal Navy cite the reason for not allowing women to serve aboard submarines as medical and related to the safety of an unborn foetus, rather than that of combat effectiveness.[1][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ More Submarine FAQs, See question number 15: Why are women not permitted to serve on submarines? Royal Navy website. Retrieved 30-03-2008
  2. ^ MOD factsheet: Women in the armed forces. Retrieved 30-03-2008

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