R v Birmingham City Council ex parte Equal Opportunities Commission [1988] IRLR 430 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Intention not required for unlawful discrimination

    1 November 1988

    In R v Birmingham City Council ex parte The Equal Opportunities Commission (13.5.88) EOR22A, in the course of upholding a finding that selective provision by the council of more grammar school places for boys than girls was unlawfully discriminatory, the Court of Appeal confirms that a subjective intention to discriminate is not necessary in order to show direct discrimination.