Sterling v Leeds Rugby League Club [2001] ET/1802453/00

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race bias in player exclusion

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    A black rugby league player who was told by his coach that he would not be selected for the first team, was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of race, rules a Leeds employment tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) in Sterling v Leeds Rugby League Club and others.

  • Recommendation that new contract be offered

    Date:
    1 March 2001

    In Sterling v (1) Leeds Rugby League Club, (2) Lance, (3) Howes and (4) Hetherington a Leeds employment tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) awards compensation of £15,250, including £10,000 for injury to feelings, to a black rugby league player discriminated against on the grounds of race