A briefing by Louise Whitfield, Deighton Pierce Glynn, was published in June 2016, entitled ‘How legislation protects women-only spaces and services: an overview‘.
The briefing is designed to highlight the existence of legal protections for women-only activities, spaces and services to help ensure that these rights are properly understood and to avoid misinterpretation that may threaten their existence. The following topics are dealt with in the briefing:
• Summary of what is and isn’t covered by the Equality Act 2010
• When discrimination is lawful
• Women-only associations
• When discrimination against women-only events is unlawful
• The legal responsibilities of public bodies