Leighton v Michael and another [1996] IRLR 67 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Illegality does not bar claim

    1 March 1996

    In Leighton v Michael and another the EAT has ruled that the fact that a contract of employment was tainted with illegality does not preclude an industrial tribunal from considering a discrimination complaint.

  • Sex discrimination: Discrimination complaint valid despite illegal contract

    1 January 1996

    An industrial tribunal was wrong to decide that it had no jurisdiction to hear an employee's complaint of sex dixcrimination on the basis that her contract was tainted with illegality, holds the EAT in Leighton v Michael and another.