James v Eastleigh Borough Council  IRLR 288 HL
Reports relating to this case:
- 1 September 1990
In James v Eastleigh Borough Council (14 June 1990) EOR33B, the House of Lords holds that the test for determining whether there has been direct discrimination is "would the complainant have received the same treatment from the defendant but for his or her sex?". It is not necessary for complainants to prove in addition that the subjective reason they were treated less favourably was because of their gender.
- 17 July 1990
In a sex discrimination case the crucial question is whether the complainant would have received the same treatment but for his or her sex.