Information on the SDA The Sex Discrimination Act - a brief overview This refers to legislation that was primarily introduced to stop discrimination against men and women on the basis of their gender. Sexual harassment, victimization and bullying are forms of indirect discrimination and areas that the Act addresses. Discrimination by other bodies 11Partnerships 1 It is unlawful for a firm consisting of six or more 5 partners, in relation to a position as partner in the firm, to discriminate against a woman— a in the arrangements they make for the purpose of determining who should be offered that position, or b in the terms on which they offer her that position, or c by refusing or deliberately omitting to offer her that position, or d in a case where the woman already holds that position— i in the way they afford her access to any benefits, facilities or services, or by refusing or deliberately omitting to afford her access to them, or ii by expelling her from that position, or subjecting her to any other detriment. It covers the workplace and also every day life, making direct and indirect discrimination against staff unlawful. An example of this is the case of a pregnant woman who must be given assistance and time of for the birth or her baby, and not be overlooked in say matters of promotion. It aims to promote gender equality and provide equal opportunities and protection to men just as well as women. SDA in the workplace In relation to employment the Act also aims to ensure that all employees receive equal opportunities of promotion and that their working conditions and training are the same. It was passed into law by the Labour government in and relates to most aspects of the provision of goods and services in ordinary daily life. Part IIDiscrimination in the Employment Field Discrimination by employers 6Discrimination against applicants and employees 1 It is unlawful for a person, in relation to employment by him at an establishment in Great Britain, to discriminate against a woman— a in the arrangements he makes for the purpose of determining who should be offered that employment, or b in the terms on which he offers her that employment, or c by refusing or deliberately omitting to offer her that employment. The Act is also commonly referred to as the SDA. Sex Discrimination Act CHAPTER 65 An Act to render unlawful certain kinds of sex discrimination and discrimination on the ground of marriage, and establish a Commission with the function of working towards the elimination of such discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity between men and women generally; and for related purposes. This is the original version as it was originally enacted.