Hampson v Department of Education and Science [1989] IRLR 69 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Discrimination: Test for justifying indirect discrimination

    Date:
    7 March 1989

    In Hampson v Department of Education and Science, the Court of Appeal rules that the exemption in s.41 of the Race Relations Act 1976 for acts done in pursuance of statutory authority does not extend to all acts done under a statute or statutory instrument.

  • "Justifiable" requires objective balance

    Date:
    1 March 1989

    In Hampson v Department of Education and Science (2.12.88) EOR24A, the Court of Appeal says that the test for whether an indirectly discriminatory requirement or condition is "justifiable" requires an objective balance between the discriminatory effect of the condition and the reasonable needs of the party who applies the condition.