Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamatenios are partners and Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
A ruling against Derbyshire Police has clarified the rules on marriage discrimination and highlights the ways employers can fall foul of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
In The Chief Constable of the Bedfordshire Constabulary v Graham, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that the Chief Constable discriminated indirectly against a female inspector on the grounds of her sex and marital status when he rescinded her appointment to the division commanded by her husband, a chief superintendent, on the grounds of a possible conflict of interest.
A married man who applied for a job in Madrid was not unlawfully discriminated against on the ground of his marital status when the employer, on hearing that he intended to commute weekly between London and Madrid, decided not to appoint him, holds the EAT in Bloomberg Financial Markets v Cumandala.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to discrimination on the grounds of married or civil partner status under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.