Lord Chancellor's Department v Coker and Osamor [2001] IRLR 116 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Arrangements not indirectly discriminatory

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    In Lord Chancellor and Lord Chancellor's Department v Coker and Osamor (17 January 2001) EOR96B, the EAT rules that the Lord Chancellor did not indirectly discriminate on grounds of sex when he appointed a man as his special adviser without going through an open selection process.

  • Sex and race discrimination: Appointment of "special adviser" did not amount to indirect discrimination

    Date:
    15 February 2001

    Despite the fact that, in appointing a "special adviser", the Lord Chancellor had applied a requirement that any appointee should be personally known to him, there was no disproportionate impact on gender or racial grounds, notwithstanding the fact that the Lord Chancellor's "area of association" was likely to be "skewed" against women and ethnic minorities, holds the EAT in The Lord Chancellor and another v Coker and Osamor.