R v Commission for Racial Equality ex parte Westminster City Council [1985] IRLR 426 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Discrimination: Workforce pressure led to discrimination

    Date:
    10 September 1985

    The Court of Appeal in R v Commission for Racial Equality (ex parte Westminster City Council) upholds the High Court's finding that employers are guilty of discriminatory conduct if they give into workforce pressure which is itself based on discrimination.

  • CRE entitled to issue non-discriminatory notice

    Date:
    1 September 1985

    R v Commission for Racial Equality ex parte Westminster City Council (Court of Appeal, 17.5.85) EOR3E holds that the CRE was entitled to find that the Council discriminated on racial grounds by bowing to pressure from white dustmen to withdraw the appointment of a black employee, notwithstanding that it was undisputed that the council official who withdrew the appointment was not himself motivated by racial prejudice.