MacMillan v Ministry of Defence (Royal Navy) [2004] All ER (D) 429 (Nov) EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Refusal of part-time work not indirect sex discrimination

    11 March 2005

    In Ministry of Defence (Royal Navy) v MacMillan, the EAT holds that, in a case where an employer refused a request by a female employee having childcare problems to work part time, the tribunal had seriously misdirected itself by finding indirect discrimination when no evidence was adduced to the effect that anybody else was similarly affected by the employer's full-time policy.