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Do we need to be more discriminating when it comes to gender discrimination?

By Richard Whitaker  

Is it fair that

Legal judgments involving insurance tend not bother the middle pages, let alone the front pages of the nation’s tabloids, yet the European Court of Justice’s recent decision to demand gender equality in the insurance market has triggered a veritable media storm. But what is it all about?

The Court has essentially said that charging different insurance fees according to the client’s sex amounts to discrimination—a breach of the…

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