The bleep test does not account for “innate biological differences” between men and women, an employment tribunal has ruled.
Koren Brown, who was a Ministry of Defence Police officer, has successfully argued she was the victim of unlawful discrimination after she was sacked for failing to meet the required standards in the fitness exam.
Her solicitor, Jillian Merchant, said the ruling should serve as a warning to employers who test the fitness of staff and that “biological and physiological differences between men and women” must be considered.
Which side will the woke and progressive take here?
One side would be don’t be ridiculous. It’s an objective standard and any woman that can meet it – like any man, trans or don’t know – gets the job. Or, more accurately, those who can’t don’t. In this particular instance that’s also my side.
But, OK, the courts have said that that#s not OK. Objective tests are sex discriminatory, beccause the sexes are objectively different. OK.
So our progressives can celebrate another vitory in which all are equal and sespecially women. Shrug.
But this insistence on these sex basd biological differences. They do rather inform our views and even legal position on trans in womens sports, don’t they? These differences are so great that they extend to hiring policemen? So, err, bicycle races? Middle distance running? Scrums?