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  • Type:
    FAQs

    What constitutes an acceptance of an offer of employment?

  • Type:
    FAQs

    Are promises made during the interview legally binding?

  • Date:
    1 March 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Arrangements not indirectly discriminatory

    In Lord Chancellor and Lord Chancellor's Department v Coker and Osamor (17 January 2001) EOR96B, the EAT rules that the Lord Chancellor did not indirectly discriminate on grounds of sex when he appointed a man as his special adviser without going through an open selection process.

  • Date:
    1 March 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Part-timer refused promotion

    In Neary v Ladbrokes Casinos Ltd a Bristol employment tribunal (Chair: O Harper) holds that a female casino worker who was refused promotion because she worked part-time was indirectly discriminated against on grounds of sex.

  • Date:
    1 March 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Recruitment to ensure ethnic mix unlawful

    A local authority which engineered a recruitment exercise in order to ensure an "appropriate" community mix by the appointment of an Indian candidate rather than a Pakistani candidate unlawfully discriminated on grounds of race, holds a Nottingham employment tribunal (Chair: G R Little) in Ayub and other v Derby City Council.

  • Date:
    1 March 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Refused job because not "one of the lads"

    In Clarke v Crown Prosecution Service a Birmingham employment tribunal (Chair: R F Ashton) holds that the Crown Prosecution Service's refusal to appoint a female solicitor to the position of Crown Prosecutor was discrimination on grounds of sex.

  • Date:
    1 December 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    Appointment to lower grade unlawful

    A black job applicant appointed to a lower grade than the one he had been interviewed for was discriminated against on grounds of race, rules a London South employment tribunal (Chair: I MacInnes) in Afolabi v London Borough of Southwark.

  • Date:
    1 September 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    Victimisation comparator

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and others v Khan (24 February 2000) EOR93A, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the appropriate comparison to determine whether a person alleging victimisation has been treated less favourably than in those circumstances the discriminator would treat other persons is with the way in which other employees would normally be treated.

  • Date:
    1 July 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    ECJ backs positive discrimination

    In Application by Badeck (28 March 2000) EOR92B, the European Court of Justice rules that a measure which gives priority in promotion to women, where they are equally qualified to men, in sectors where women are underrepresented is compatible with EU law if it does not automatically and unconditionally give priority to women, and the candidates are the subject of an objective assessment which takes account of their specific personal situations.

  • Date:
    1 June 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    Aggravated damages higher than injury to feelings

    In Hussain v Resourcing Solution (Edinburgh) Ltd and Matsell a Leeds employment tribunal (Chair: C Grazin) awards £9,000 for aggravated damages and £7,000 for injury to feelings to a job applicant who was turned down for a job on grounds of race and sex.