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Tribunal holds SDA compensation limit infringes EEC law

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    Marshall v Southampton and South-West Hampshire Area Health Authority (No.2) [1988] IRLR 325 IT (0 other reports)

In Marshall v Southampton and South-West Hampshire Area Health Authority (No 2) (21.6.88) EOR21D, a Southampton industrial tribunal awards the complainant £19,405 compensation, holding that the maximum compensation obtainable in an employment case under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (SDA), currently £8500, does not provide an adequate remedy as required by Article 6 of the EEC Equal Treatment Directive. Therefore, says the tribunal, the UK Government is in breach of the Directive and an employee of the State is entitled to rely upon Article 6 to receive compensation in excess of the limit under the SDA.