Carrington v Helix Lighting Ltd [1990] IRLR 6 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employer cannot be required to survey racial composition

    1 March 1990

    In Carrington v Helix Lighting Ltd (13 November 1989) EOR30B, the EAT holds that there is no power under the Industrial Tribunals Rules of Procedure to require an employer to furnish details of the ethnic composition of its workforce where such information is not already available. Instead, complainants should make use of the statutory question and answer procedure to attempt to elicit the necessary information.