Direct discrimination

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  • Personal services GOQ requires direct contact

    Date:
    1 July 1990
    Type:
    Law reports

    In London Borough of Lambeth v Commission for Racial Equality (17 May 1990) EOR32C, the Court of Appeal confirms that the genuine occupational qualification exception to the Race Relations Act relating to the provision of "personal services" promoting welfare should be restricted to jobs involving direct contact between the giver and the recipient.

  • Burden of proving discrimination remains on applicant

    Date:
    1 September 1988
    Type:
    Law reports

    In London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v Camara (11.7.88) EOR21I, the EAT holds that it is an error of law for an industrial tribunal to regard the burden of disproving direct discrimination as being on the employer once the applicant has shown less favourable treatment in circumstances which are consistent with that treatment being on racial grounds.

  • Discrimination: Past conduct relevant to discrimination complaint

    Date:
    19 July 1988
    Type:
    Law reports

    Two recent appellate decisions have confirmed that evidence of the employers' past discriminatory actions or attitudes may be relevant in determining whether they have discriminated in the case under consideration.

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