Aziz v Trinity Street Taxis Ltd and others [1988] IRLR 204 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Discrimination: Victimisation provisions interpreted narrowly

    Date:
    5 May 1988

    Past case law has made it difficult for complainants to establish victimisation because tribunals have compared the treatment of a person who has done an act protected by s.2 to that of a person who has done a similar but unprotected act. But in Aziz v Trinity Street Taxis Ltd and others the Court of Appeal holds that the correct comparison is between those who have done a protected act and those who have not.

  • Victimisation turns on motive of alleged discriminator

    Date:
    1 May 1988

    In Aziz v Trinity Street Taxis Ltd and others (26.2.88) EOR19B, the Court of Appeal rules that in order to show unlawful victimisation under the Race Relations Act 1976 (RRA), the complainant must establish a causal link showing that the fact that the act protected under s.2 was done under or by reference to the RRA consciously influenced the alleged discriminator in treating him less favourably.