Chagger v Abbey National plc and another [2009] EWCA Civ 1202 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race discrimination: Polkey principle applies to compensation for dismissal

    Date:
    24 February 2010

    In Chagger v Abbey National plc and another [2009] EWCA Civ 1202 CA, the Court of Appeal confirmed that employment tribunals should ask a Polkey-type question when considering loss of earnings flowing from a discriminatory dismissal. The Court also ruled that, in appropriate cases, compensation for loss of earnings may include an element of "stigma" loss.

  • Chagger v Abbey National plc and another

    Date:
    17 November 2009

    The Court of Appeal has held that employees who suffer a stigma when looking for a new job as a result of having brought a discrimination claim against a previous employer are entitled to be compensated for their loss by that employer.