Direct discrimination

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  • Female Muslim discriminated against for not wearing a headscarf

    Date:
    22 September 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In this case, an employer's religion-based intolerance led to a successful discrimination claim.

  • Case of the week: Liability for a discriminatory act by an agency worker

    Date:
    25 May 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Thomas Eggar, covers liability for a discriminatory act by an agency worker.

  • Race discrimination for police force's equality failure

    Date:
    18 January 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has upheld a claim of direct race discrimination for the Metropolitan Police's failure to carry out an equality impact assessment before implementing a policy on minimum staffing levels in parliamentary buildings.

  • Race discrimination: Motive does not equate with "grounds"

    Date:
    28 October 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Amnesty International v Ahmed [2009] IRLR 884 EAT, the EAT held that, where an employer's refusal to promote an employee was essentially because of her national/ethnic origin, the employer's benign motive for its conduct was irrelevant. Nagarajan v London Regional Transport did not establish a requirement to enquire as to the employer's reasons for racially based less favourable treatment.

  • Edozie v G4S Security Services (UK) Ltd and another

    Date:
    30 September 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the reverse burden of proof applies to claims of unlawful race discrimination on the ground of colour.

  • Case of the week: Race discrimination

    Date:
    18 September 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers race discrimination.

  • Amnesty International v Ahmed

    Date:
    19 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer directly discriminated against an employee when it did not promote her because of concerns that the new position would put her in danger because of her race.

  • Centrum voor Gelijkheid van Kansen en voor Racismebestrijding v Firma Feryn NV

    Date:
    17 July 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    The European Court of Justice has held that an employer's public statement of a discriminatory recruitment policy is direct discrimination contrary to the Race Directive (2000/43/EC).

  • Race discrimination: Burden of proof

    Date:
    28 April 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Okonu v G4S Security Services (UK) Ltd EAT/0035/07, the EAT held that the shifting burden of proof provisions in s.54A of the Race Relations Act 1976 are restricted to claims based on race or ethnic or national origin, and do not apply to claims based on colour or nationality.

  • Dr C D'Silva v NATFHE (now known as University and College Union) & Others

    Date:
    13 March 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Dr C D'Silva v NATFHE (now known as University and College Union) & Others EAT/0384/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has set out a reminder that a failure to respond to an employee's statutory discrimination questionnaire does not, without more, automatically give rise to an inference of discrimination.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to direct race discrimination.