Loughran and Kelly v Northern Ireland Housing Executive [1998] IRLR 593 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Wide definition of employment

    Date:
    1 November 1998

    In Loughran and Kelly v Northern Ireland Housing Executive (29 July 1998) EOR82B, the House of Lords holds that the definition of "employment" in the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act allows a partner in a firm of solicitors to bring a claim that the firm has been unlawfully discriminated against by being refused work.

  • Fair Employment Act: Partner in firm can complain of discrimination against firm

    Date:
    1 October 1998

    The Fair Employment Tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a complaint of unlawful sectarian discrimination by a partner in a law firm which unsuccessfully tendered for part of a housing authority's legal work, holds a majority of the House of Lords in Loughran and Kelly v Northern Ireland Housing Executive.