Weathersfield Ltd t/a Van & Truck Rentals v Sargent [1998] IRLR 14 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race discrimination: Discriminatory instruction was less favourable treatment

    Date:
    15 May 1998

    In Weathersfield Ltd t/a Van & Truck Rentals v Sargent, the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's finding that a white employee suffered unlawful race discrimination when she was instructed by her employer to discriminate on racial grounds against black and Asian people, and consequently resigned because she was put in an intolerable position.

  • Discriminatory instruction can be discriminatory treatment

    Date:
    1 December 1997

    A white employee who was instructed to discriminate on racial grounds was entitled to treat the instruction as grounds for constructive dismissal and for claiming that she was less favourably treated on grounds of race, the EAT has ruled in Weathersfield Ltd t/a Van & Truck Rentals v Sargent.