Direct discrimination

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  • Okonu v G4S Security Services (UK) Ltd

    Date:
    15 February 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Okonu v G4S Security Services (UK) Ltd EAT/0035/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the reverse burden of proof does not apply to claims of discrimination on the grounds of colour or nationality under race discrimination legislation.

  • In the courts

    Date:
    1 December 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    This month's round-up of decisions on discrimination from the courts.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 July 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Joe Glavina of Addleshaw Goddard outlines the latest legal rulings and explains what you need to do to avoid tribunals.

  • Race discrimination: Dismissal of BNP candidate was 'on racial grounds'

    Date:
    28 October 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Redfearn v Serco Ltd t/a West Yorkshire Transport Service, the EAT holds that the tribunal erred in failing to adopt a broad approach to direct discrimination "on racial grounds" under s.1(1)(a) of the Race Relations Act 1976.

  • Discrimination: EAT gives guidance on direct discrimination claims

    Date:
    12 August 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Adebayo v Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Ltd, the EAT holds that the way in which a direct discrimination claim must be decided by a tribunal has changed significantly, following a recent amendment to the anti-discrimination laws.

  • Case round-up: racial discrimination and international claims

    Date:
    12 November 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case roundup by Eversheds covers: racial discrimination and international claims.

  • Race discrimination: When to construct hypothetical comparator

    Date:
    15 June 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Balamoody v United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting the Court of Appeal holds that an employment tribunal should have constructed a hypothetical comparator against which to consider whether there was evidence to support an inference that the complainant's treatment had been tainted with race discrimination. And the EAT holds in Williams v H M Prison Service that there is no additional duty on a tribunal to construct and consider the position of a hypothetical comparator.

  • Hypothetical comparator required

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Balamoody v United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health (6 December 2001), the Court of Appeal rules that where there is no actual comparator for a discrimination complainant to compare their treatment with, the tribunal must construct a hypothetical comparator.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 February 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Race discrimination: Continued investigation of which employee was unaware was a detriment

    Date:
    17 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal holds that when an employer continued an investigation into the activities of a black female employee for longer than an ordinary investigation would have taken, for reasons connected with her ethnic origin, the employer subjected her to a "detriment" within the meaning of the Race Relations Act 1976. We review the case of Garry v London Borough of Ealing.

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