X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau and another [2013] IRLR 146 SC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Disability discrimination: Volunteers not covered by discrimination legislation

    Date:
    30 March 2013

    In X v Mid Sussex Citizens' Advice Bureau and another [2013] IRLR 146 SC, the Supreme Court held that the Equal Treatment Framework Directive does not encompass volunteers within the scope of "occupation". Accordingly, a volunteer who was not engaged under a worker's contract was not protected by the domestic legislation.

  • Supreme Court confirms volunteer not covered by disability discrimination law

    Date:
    18 December 2012

    The Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal decision that an unpaid volunteer with no contract was not protected by the (now repealed) Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and that the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) does not cover voluntary activity.