Law reports

All items: Sex discrimination

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    Attorney General v Wheen [2001] IRLR 91 CA (1 report relating to this case)

    • Tribunal procedure: Proper approach to restriction of vexatious proceedings

      Date:
      15 April 2001

      In Attorney General v Wheen, the Court of Appeal upholds the EAT's decision to make an order restricting vexatious proceedings under s.33 of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996. In this case, which concerns the first such order made under that provision, the Court says that the EAT rightly concluded that the requisite precondition that the relevant individual had "habitually and persistently and without any reasonable ground instituted vexatious proceedings" had been met.

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    Automotive and Financial Group Ltd v Bark [1994] EAT/398/94 (1 report relating to this case)

    • £2,000 award for injury to feelings approved

      Date:
      1 March 1995

      In Automotive and Financial Group Ltd v Bark the EAT has held that a compensation award of £2,000 for injury to feelings to a trainee salesperson, who was dismissed after she was sexually harassed, fell within the bracket of permissible awards.

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    AW v (1) WMSL (2) DPL (3) DJ [2003] ET/1400432/02 (1 report relating to this case)

    • Case digest

      Date:
      1 September 2003

      Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

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    B and another v A [2010] IRLR 400 EAT (1 report relating to this case)

    • B and another v A

      Date:
      16 September 2009

      The Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned an employment tribunal finding that an employer was motivated by an employee's gender when it failed to follow its disciplinary process when it dismissed him, following an allegation of rape made against him. The EAT held that, although tribunals must be alive to the fact that stereotypical views of male and female behaviour exist, there must be evidence for a tribunal to conclude that an employer has been motivated by those views.

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    Bahl v Law Society and others [2001] ET/2201590/00 (1 report relating to this case)

    • Ex-EOC head's claim upheld in part

      Date:
      1 September 2001

      A Watford employment tribunal (Chair: T P Ryan) in Bahl v Law Society and others has upheld part of the complaint by Kamlesh Bahl that she was discriminated against on grounds of race and sex by senior officials of the Law Society, even though the tribunal concluded that "she was not a witness of truth" and that she had deliberately lied on oath to the tribunal.

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    Bahl v The Law Society and others [2004] IRLR 799 CA (1 report relating to this case)

    • Bahl v The Law Society and others

      Date:
      1 October 2004

      In Bahl v The Law Society and others [2004] IRLR 799 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the EAT was correct to decide that the employment tribunal had erred in finding that the former Vice President of the Law Society had been discriminated against on grounds of her race and sex.

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    Bain v Bowles and others [1991] IRLR 356 CA (1 report relating to this case)

    • Limited role of "like with like" comparison

      Date:
      1 September 1991

      In Bain v Bowles and others (19 April 1991) EOR39B, while holding that "The Lady" magazine contravened the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 by refusing to publish an advertisement for a housekeeper from a man living alone, the Court of Appeal points out that the "like with like" comparison required by s.5(3) is merely an interpretation provision.

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    Baker v Cornwall County Council [1990] IRLR 194 CA (1 report relating to this case)

    • Drawing inferences of discrimination

      Date:
      1 May 1990

      In Baker v Cornwall County Council (28 March 1990) EOR31B, the Court of Appeal rules that if discrimination takes place in circumstances which are consistent with the treatment being based on grounds of sex or race, the industrial tribunal should be prepared to draw the inference that the discrimination was on such grounds unless the alleged discriminator can satisfy the tribunal that there was some other innocent explanation.

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    Baker v Portsmouth Football Club Ltd [1999] ET/3102233/98 (1 report relating to this case)

    • £20,000 award for injury to feelings

      Date:
      1 December 1999

      A woman who "suffered considerably" as a result of sexual harassment and who fell into a lengthy period of depression in part because of the harassment was awarded compensation of £20,000 for injury to feelings, including £5,000 for aggravated damages, by a Southampton employment tribunal (Chair: N Jenkinson) in Baker v Portsmouth Football Club Ltd.

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    Balgobin and Francis v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [1987] IRLR 401 EAT (1 report relating to this case)

    • Employers not liable for proven sexual harassment

      Date:
      1 September 1987

      In Balgobin and Francis v London Borough of Tower Hamlets (14.7.87) EOR15C, the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's finding that the employers were not vicariously liable for acts of sexual harassment committed by their employee where they did not know of the harassment, had a proper system of staff supervision, and had made known their policy of equal opportunities.

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Precedent-setting cases from the EAT and appellate courts, along with reports of selected tribunal cases, relating to sex discrimination.