British Airways Plc v Starmer [2005] IRLR 862 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Minimum 75% full-time hours policy is indirectly discriminatory

    14 October 2005

    In British Airways plc v Starmer, the EAT holds that the tribunal was entitled to find that a decision by the employer not to allow the employee to work part-time at 50% of her full-time hours, but only at 75%, was a "provision, criterion or practice" for the purposes of s.1(2)(b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

  • Refusing part-time work not justified

    1 September 2005

    In British Airways plc v Starmer (21 July 2005), the EAT holds that a decision to refuse an employee a request to work 50% of full time, and requiring 75% or full time, was unlawful indirect discrimination.