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Race discrimination: Illegal contract invalidates race discrimination complaint

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An industrial tribunal correctly concluded that it had no jurisdiction to hear a complaint of race discrimination, where the act complained of was dismissal, because of illegality in the performance of the contract of employment, holds the EAT in Johal v B Adams t/a BLAC 11.1.96 EAT 128/95. The EAT distinguishes the recent case of Leighton v Michael and another [1996] IRLR 67, in which it was held that an employee could pursue a sex discrimination claim despite the fact that she worked under a contract tainted with illegality.