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Definition of the Sex Discrimination Act from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Sex Discrimination Act

 
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a British Act of Parliament which became a law in 1975. Under the Act, people of both sexes have the right to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to be paid the same amount for doing the same work. People who break this law, for example by paying women less than men, can be put on trial and punished in a court of law.