EU Court ruled minimum height requirements for Police discriminate against women

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently has ruled, in Greek case, that minimum height requirements for recruits aiming for enrollment in police for all candidates „constitutes indirect sex discrimination since it works to the disadvantage of far more women than men.”. 

According to Greek Presidential decree a minimum requirement of 1.7 meters for entry into the police academy is laid down. In 2007, Marie-Eleni Kalliri submitted an application to participate in the competition but she was denied enrollment to the police academy on the ground that she was not of the minimum height of 1.70 m, since she was only 1.68 m tall.

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