Indirect discrimination

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  • Race discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police v Bailey, in which the Court of Appeal considered the correct test to apply in victimisation claims.

  • Date:
    10 April 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Consultant editor Darren Newman explains the importance of the Supreme Court's recent decision in two joined indirect discrimination cases.

  • Indirect discrimination: no need for claimants to explain why they are disadvantaged

    Date:
    6 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has held that claimants are not required in indirect discrimination claims to explain why the provision, criterion or practice (PCP) puts, or would put, the affected group at a particular disadvantage.

  • Indirect discrimination: no requirement for reason for disadvantage to relate to protected characteristic

    Date:
    6 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has held that an incremental pay structure that put Muslim chaplains in the prison service at a disadvantage compared to their Christian colleagues was indirectly discriminatory, but was justified.

  • Podcast: Justifying indirect discrimination

    Date:
    24 February 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we explore the steps that you can take to reduce the risk of having an indirectly discriminatory provision, criterion or practice. We also discuss what to take into account when deciding whether or not indirect discrimination can be justified.

  • Indirect discrimination: Claimants must establish how and why the disadvantage arises

    Date:
    2 August 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Essop and others v Home Office (UK Border Agency) [2015] IRLR 724 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a claimant in an indirect discrimination case must establish the nature of the group disadvantage created by the provision, criterion or practice, as well as the way in which he or she has suffered that disadvantage as an individual.

  • Innocent explanation for Muslim prison chaplains' lower pay

    Date:
    9 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The existence of a non-discriminatory reason for Muslim prison chaplains being paid less than their Christian counterparts has defeated a discrimination claim. Matthew Leon and Kate Hodgkiss explain a Court of Appeal ruling that has stirred up the law on indirect discrimination.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner and Sandra Martins, Krishna Santra and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Indirect discrimination: claimants required to show the "reason why" they are disadvantaged

    Date:
    25 June 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that it is necessary in indirect discrimination claims for the claimant to show why the provision, criterion or practice (PCP) has disadvantaged the group and the individual claimant.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    Carly Mather is a managing associate, Gerri Hurst and Lucy Sorrell are associates, Mona Jackson is a trainee solicitor and Richard Branson is a paralegal at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

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