Hampson v Department of Education and Science [1988] IRLR 87 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Ojutiku resurrected

    Date:
    1 March 1988

    In Hampson v Department of Education and Science (16.12.87) EOR18A, the EAT says that the "sound and tolerable reasons" test for justifiable indirect discrimination under s.1(1)(b) of the Race Relations Act 1976 set out by the Court of Appeal in Ojutiku v Manpower Services Commission is still binding and has not been overruled by the decision in the House of Lords in the equal pay case of Rainey v Greater Glasgow Health Board EOR11A applying the European Court's more stringent test of "objective justifiability" in Bilka Kaufhaus v Weber Von Hartz EOR9A.