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Race discrimination: RRA recommendation must obviate or reduce effect of discriminatory act

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Key points

  • In Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club and others v Sterling 9.9.02 EAT 267/01, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal, which found that a rugby player suffered race discrimination when he was temporarily excluded from the rugby club's first team squad, erred in law in making a "recommendation" under the Race Relations Act 1976 that he should be given a contract of employment for a further season.
  • A recommendation for the taking of action must be "practicable for the purpose of obviating or reducing the adverse effect on the complainant of any act of discrimination to which the complaint relates" - in this case the player's brief exclusion.