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Drawing inferences of discrimination

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In Noone v North West Thames Regional Health Authority (17.3.88) EOR20E, the Court of Appeal holds that where there is a finding that a black candidate for a post has not been selected despite superior qualifications and the employer fails to provide a satisfactory explanation, usually a legitimate inference will be that the discrimination was on racial grounds. This case also holds that an award of £3000 for injury to feelings was at the top end of the appropriate range for such awards when the limit in total compensation was £7500.