Direct discrimination

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  • Sex discrimination: The comparison exercise in direct sex discrimination claims

    Date:
    9 May 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Shamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the House of Lords holds that in cases where a complainant alleges direct sex discrimination, the statutory comparison requires that all the circumstances that are relevant to the way the complainant was treated are the same as, or not materially different from, the circumstances of the comparator.

  • Sex discrimination: Chief constable liable for deployment decision

    Date:
    11 November 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Chief Constable of Cumbria v McGlennon the EAT holds that an employment tribunal had jurisdiction to consider a sex discrimination complaint against the chief constable based on management decisions on posting and deployment taken by officers under his authority.

  • Subconscious bias in favour of female swimming instructors

    Date:
    1 November 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    A man refused a post as a swimming instructor was sexually discriminated against, holds a Bristol employment tribunal (Chair: W H Owen) in Elliott v Somerset County Council.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

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

  • Sex discrimination: Temporary workers win protection

    Date:
    17 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Temporary workers who are pregnant when they apply for a job or who become pregnant while doing it have won the right to the same protection as permanent employees under the Pregnant Workers' and Equal Treatment Directives.

  • Judicial review: No bias in decision of respondent Chief Constable to hear disciplinary proceedings against applicant

    Date:
    15 October 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In R v The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police; ex parte Bennion, the Court of Appeal holds that the Chief Constable could properly adjudicate in disciplinary proceedings brought against an officer in his force, although he had been cited as respondent in pending tribunal proceedings of sex discrimination and victimisation brought by that officer against another officer.

  • Courts of Appeal conflict over definition of detriment

    Date:
    1 October 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Two apparently contradictory judgements address whether treatment must have any material consequences to constitute a detriment under discrimination law. Plus, cases on Tupe, termination payments and unfair dismissal for misconduct unrelated to employment

  • On appeal

    Date:
    25 September 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our regular series spelling out the implications of important cases which have been heard recently in the appeal courts.

  • Sex discrimination: Unsuccessful job applicants not victims of sex discrimination

    Date:
    1 September 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wheeler and another v Durham County Council, the Court of Appeal restores the finding of the employment tribunal that it would not draw an inference of sex discrimination on the evidence before it.

  • Sex discrimination: Detriment must have a physical or economic consequence

    Date:
    15 August 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    A female chief inspector failed in her sex discrimination complaint as she could not show that she had suffered a detriment, holds the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in Shamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

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