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Race discrimination: Suspended Labour Party members can complain of unlawful race discrimination

This report relates to 1 case(s)

An employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear complaints that the Labour Party unlawfully discriminated against two former members, contrary to s.12 of the Race Relations Act 1976, by making them ineligible, through suspension, for nomination to any panel of prospective Labour candidates, holds the EAT in McDonagh v Ali and another 10.4.01 EAT 1386/00(1). The Labour Party is a body that, in relation to some of its functions and in relation to some of its members and their rights as such, can confer an approval that is needed for engagement in a particular occupation. The functions of the Party relevant to the instant complaints were those that operated to permit or to bar a member's progression, or possible progression, from mere membership towards the occupation of Labour councillor.