Sex discrimination: Lords approve "but for" test in direct discrimination cases
This report relates to 1 case(s)
James v Eastleigh Borough Council  IRLR 288 HL (1 other report)
The House of Lords' decision in James v Eastleigh Borough Council establishes that the intention, motive, reason or purpose behind an allegedly discriminatory act are all irrelevant to whether discrimination has occurred. The crucial question is simply whether the complainant would have received the same treatment but for his or her sex.