Employment law cases

Lord Chancellor's Department v Coker and Osamor [2001] IRLR 116 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex and race discrimination: Appointment of "special adviser" did not amount to indirect discrimination

    15 February 2001

    Despite the fact that, in appointing a "special adviser", the Lord Chancellor had applied a requirement that any appointee should be personally known to him, there was no disproportionate impact on gender or racial grounds, notwithstanding the fact that the Lord Chancellor's "area of association" was likely to be "skewed" against women and ethnic minorities, holds the EAT in The Lord Chancellor and another v Coker and Osamor.