Anya v University of Oxford and another [2001] IRLR 377 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race discrimination: Tribunals must look for indicators that may show racial bias

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    Where there was a shortlist of two equally well-qualified candidates, one white and the other black, an employment tribunal's conclusion that the selection of the former in preference to the latter had nothing to do with the latter's race was not arrived at after proper consideration of the indicators that the latter relied on as pointing to an opposite conclusion, holds the Court of Appeal in Anya v University of Oxford and another.

  • Unreasonable behaviour may justify inference

    Date:
    1 June 2001

    In Anya v University of Oxford the Court of Appeal has ruled that where an employer behaves unreasonably towards a black employee, it is an error of law for a tribunal to direct itself that an inference of race discrimination is not to be drawn, without more, because the employer might very well behave in a similarly unreasonable fashion to a white employee.