Lord Chancellor's Department v Coker and Osamor  IRLR 116 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
- 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
- 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.