Hockenjos v Secretary of State for Social Security [2005] IRLR 471 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Discriminatory benefit rule not justified

    Date:
    12 August 2005

    In Hockenjos v Secretary of State for Social Security, the Court of Appeal holds that the secretary of state had failed objectively to justify a rule for entitlement to a supplement to income-based jobseeker's allowance where the recipient is the parent responsible for a child, which was linked to receipt of child benefit.