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Race discrimination: Test for recovering compensation for psychological damage

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Key points

  • In Essa v Laing Ltd 17.2.03 EAT/0697/01, the EAT holds that compensation for psychological damage caused by unlawful discrimination can be recovered in every case where the victim can prove that the act of discrimination caused the damage or loss.
  • Provided that the discriminatory act caused the loss, it is irrelevant that the loss was not reasonably foreseeable by the employer.