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Race discrimination: Recovering compensation for psychiatric damage

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Key points

  • In Essa v Laing Ltd [2004] IRLR 313 CA, an employee who suffered unlawful race discrimination which caused him psychiatric injury was entitled to recover compensation for that injury provided he could establish that the discrimination caused the damage.
  • It was not necessary for him to show that the injury was reasonably foreseeable by the employer.