Hardys & Hansons plc v Lax [2005] IRLR 726 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Fair enough

    1 October 2005

    The Court of Appeal has held that the 'range of reasonable responses' test cannot be relied on by an employer seeking to justify an indirect sex discrimination claim. By Linda Farrell.

  • Case round-up: Sex discrimination

    13 September 2005

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering sex discrimination for a refusal to permit the job-share of a full-time role.

  • Sex discrimination: No 'range of reasonable responses' allowed in justification

    26 August 2005

    In Hardys & Hansons plc v Lax, the Court of Appeal holds that the employment tribunal applied the correct objective justification test for indirect sex discrimination. There was no room for a "range of reasonable responses" test, as in unfair dismissal cases, as far as the employer's attempt at justification for discriminatory treatment was concerned.