Zafar v Glasgow City Council [1998] IRLR 36 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race discrimination: Reasonableness irrelevant to less favourable treatment

    1 February 1998

    The concept of direct discrimination under the Race Relations Act requires it to be shown that the claimant has been treated by the person against whom the discrimination is alleged less favourably than that person treats or would have treated another, the House of Lords rules in Zafar v Glasgow City Council.

  • Proof of discrimination

    1 January 1998

    In Zafar v Glasgow City Council (27 November 1997) EOR77C, the House of Lords rules that unreasonable behaviour by an employer towards a minority ethnic employee does not raise a case to answer of race discrimination.

  • Unreasonable is not less favourable

    1 December 1997

    In Zafar v Glasgow City Council the House of Lords has ruled that whether an employer has acted reasonably is irrelevant to a complaint of discrimination.