They could not sit on a jury or refuse to have sex with their husbands. Until the Equal Credit Opportunity Act in 1974, women were not able to apply for credit.
We learned all this in Irish Central’s charming post, “How things have changed – ten things that Irish women could not do in 1970s.” And that made us wonder, what were things like for women in America before the ’70s? Until the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, women could be fired from their workplace for being pregnant. Report cases of sexual harassment in the workplace. Women could not don their running shoes until 1972!
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The online takeaway delivery company had previously added a 50p charge to card transactions but from now all customers will have to pay it.
A spokesperson for Just Eat said the company’s new approach was introduced to make its system fairer.
And Apple Pay has even convinced me to leave my wallet at home and run to grab coffee or groceries. Sweden and Denmark are both toying with the idea of a paperless economy.
Saturday’s changes, however, are part of UK law so will remain in place even after Brexit.
Consumer advice site that all big retailers were likely to continue accepting card payments after the changes come into effect, but it also noted that some smaller businesses might struggle to absorb the new costs.
“Rip–off charges have no place in a modern Britain and that’s why card charging in Britain is about to come to an end,” the economic secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Barclay, said at the time.
“This is about fairness and transparency.” The rules form part of a broad set of new payment regulations that are based on an EU–wide directive.