Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Khan [2001] IRLR 830 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Effect of pending litigation

    Date:
    1 January 2002

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Khan (11 October 2001), the House of Lords has ruled that it is not unlawful victimisation to refuse to provide a reference in respect of an employee because the employee has a pending discrimination claim against the employer and the employer needs to preserve its position in the outstanding proceedings.

  • Employment references: Refusal to give reference pending resolution of litigation did not amount to victimisation

    Date:
    3 December 2001

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Khan, the House of Lords holds - unanimously - that an employee was not victimised when his employer refused to provide him with a reference for new employment while race discrimination proceedings brought by the employee were continuing.