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Sex discrimination: Correct order of deductions from discrimination compensation

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    Ministry of Defence v Wheeler [1998] IRLR 23 CA (0 other reports)

In Ministry of Defence v Wheeler and others [1998] IRLR 23, the Court of Appeal sets out the correct method of calculating compensation for unlawful sex discrimination in the cases of servicewomen discharged from the armed forces on grounds of pregnancy. This is to take the sum the claimant would have earned had she remained in the forces, deduct from that sum the amount which she has, or should have, earned elsewhere, and then to discount the net loss by a percentage to reflect the chance that she might have left the armed services in any event.