R v Secretary of State for Employment ex parte Seymour-Smith and Perez [1995] IRLR 464 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Two-year qualifying threshold is discriminatory

    Date:
    1 September 1995

    The two-year qualifying threshold for an unfair dismissal complaint indirectly discriminates against women, and is therefore incompatible with the EC "Equal Treatment" Directive, declares the Court of Appeal in R v Secretary of State for Employment ex parte Seymour-Smith and Perez.

  • Qualifying period for unfair dismissal is discriminatory

    Date:
    1 September 1995

    In R v Secretary of State for Employment ex parte Seymour-Smith and Perez (31 July 1995) EOR63A, the Court of Appeal declares that the two-year qualifying period for bringing a complaint of unfair dismissal indirectly discriminated against women and was incompatible with the EEC Equal Treatment Directive as at the date of the applicants' dismissal in May 1991.