Riley v Base (t/a GL1 Heating) [2005] All ER (D) 145 (Sep) EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Striking male apprentice with stick is sex discrimination

    16 December 2005

    In Riley v Base (t/a GL1 Heating), the EAT holds that the employment tribunal failed correctly to apply the reverse burden of proof contained in s.63A of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. The employer had admitted that he would not physically abuse a female apprentice in the same way as he would a male. Such an admission clearly could not constitute an adequate explanation, meaning that the complaint had to be upheld.