General Medical Council v Goba [1988] IRLR 425 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Statutory authority defence narrowly construed

    Date:
    1 November 1988

    In General Medical Council v Goba (7.7.88) EOR22B, the EAT holds that s.41 of the Race Relations Act 1976 (RRA), which provides a defence for acts of discrimination done "in pursuance of any enactment", only protects acts which are reasonably necessary to comply with any statutory condition or requirement.