Sidhu v Aerospace Composite Technology [2000] IRLR 602 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race-specific conduct

    1 September 2000

    The Court of Appeal in Sidhu v Aerospace Composite Technology Ltd accepts that conduct which is race-specific is less favourable treatment on grounds of race without the need for any comparison, but overrules a finding that there was race-specific conduct in this case.

  • Race discrimination: Application of unfair disciplinary policy was not race specific

    15 June 2000

    In Aerospace Composite Technology Ltd v Sidhu, the Court of Appeal holds that an employer's application of its disciplinary policy of disregarding all provocation when deciding what penalty to impose, to a Sikh employee who had reacted violently to a racial attack on him, was not race-specific conduct. That could not result in a finding of less favourable treatment of the employee on racial grounds than other persons without proof of more favourable treatment of comparators in the same circumstances.