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Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes (A Partnership): CA 28 Jul 2010

The claimant solicitor said that the compulsory retirement from his partnership on age grounds was discriminatory, and that the UK Regulations had not implemented the Directive fully. Held: The appeal failed. The purpose of the provision as to allow the progression of younger members of the practice. This aim was recognised by the legislation, and … Continue reading Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes (A Partnership): CA 28 Jul 2010

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Clyde and Co Llp and Another v Winkelhof: QBD 22 Mar 2011

The claimant firm of solicitors sought an order requiring the defendant to amend her employment tribunal claim so as to accord with the partnership agreement to which she was party, and to submit to arbitration. The defendant said that statutory provisions said that her freedom to go to court could not be ousted, and that … Continue reading Clyde and Co Llp and Another v Winkelhof: QBD 22 Mar 2011

Uddin v General Medical Council and Others: EAT 14 Feb 2013

EAT Race Discrimination : DirectDetrimentDiscrimination by other bodiesAt a pre-hearing review an Employment Judge held that the Employment Tribunal had no jurisdiction to determine a doctor’s claims of race discrimination and harassment. She held that the Medical Act 1983 and judicial review provided ‘an appeal or proceedings in the nature of an appeal’ from such … Continue reading Uddin v General Medical Council and Others: EAT 14 Feb 2013

Taiwo and Another v Olaigbe and Others: SC 22 Jun 2016

The claimants had been brought here illegally to act as servants for the defendants. They were taken advantage of and abused. They made several claims, but now appealed against rejection of their claims for discrimination. The court was asked whether discrimination because of, or on grounds of, immigration status amounts to discrimination because of, or … Continue reading Taiwo and Another v Olaigbe and Others: SC 22 Jun 2016

Land Registry v Houghton and Others: EAT 12 Feb 2015

EAT Disability Discrimination: Disability Related Discrimination – Justification – Disability related discrimination. Equality Act 2010 section 15. Non-payment of bonus due to the Claimants having received a warning for disability related sick absence. Prima facie discrimination causatively made out. The Employment Tribunal were entitled to reject the Respondent’s justification defence. Peter Clarke HHJ [2015] UKEAT … Continue reading Land Registry v Houghton and Others: EAT 12 Feb 2015

A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2): HL 8 Dec 2005

Evidence from 3rd Party Torture Inadmissible The applicants had been detained following the issue of certificates issued by the respondent that they posed a terrorist threat. They challenged the decisions of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission saying that evidence underlying the decisions had probably been obtained by torture committed by foreign powers, and should not … Continue reading A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2): HL 8 Dec 2005

MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 31 Jul 2014

The appellant, a male to female transsexual, had remained married to her wife despite having the right to have the marriage annulled following the 2004 Act. She now appealed against rejection of her claim to a state pension on attaining the age of 60. She had not applied for a Gender Recognition Certificate because she … Continue reading MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 31 Jul 2014

Islam v Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Local Health Board: EAT 12 Jun 2014

EAT Disability Discrimination : Justification – PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – Bias, misconduct and procedural irregularity C was a consultant psychiatrist. A report by the National Clinical Assessment Service identified clinical and communication deficiencies and recommended that the C and his employing Trust agree a remediation programme to enable him to retrain for his consultant position. … Continue reading Islam v Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Local Health Board: EAT 12 Jun 2014

Aspire Defence Services Ltd v Hutchings (Unfair Dismissal : Reasonableness of Dismissal): EAT 12 Jul 2013

EAT UNFAIR DISMISSAL – Reasonableness of dismissal DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT Employment Tribunal held Claimant had been unfairly dismissed and unlawfully discriminated against contrary to Equality Act 2010, sections 13, 15 and 20. On appeal Claimant accepted that finding of direct discrimination had to be set aside in the light of ET’s finding that the reason … Continue reading Aspire Defence Services Ltd v Hutchings (Unfair Dismissal : Reasonableness of Dismissal): EAT 12 Jul 2013

Ladele v London Borough of Islington: CA 15 Dec 2009

The appellant was employed as a registrar. She refused to preside at same sex partnership ceremonies, saying that they conflicted with her Christian beliefs. Held: The council’s decision had clearly disadvantaged the claimant, and the question was whether its policies were a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate aim. They were. The overarching policy was … Continue reading Ladele v London Borough of Islington: CA 15 Dec 2009

Bull and Bull v Hall and Preddy: CA 10 Feb 2012

The appellants owned a guesthouse. They appealed from being found in breach of the Regulations. They had declined to honour a booking by the respondents of a room upon learning that they were a homosexual couple. The appellants had said that they were practising Christians and viewed the guest house as their home, and that … Continue reading Bull and Bull v Hall and Preddy: CA 10 Feb 2012

Harron v Dorset Police: EAT 12 Jan 2016

EAT Disability Discrimination – RELIGION OR BELIEF DISCRIMINATION The Claimant had a belief (which the Employment Tribunal thought genuine) that public service was improperly wasteful of money. He worked for the Dorset Police force (a small force) and claimed that he felt compelled to express these views and as a result suffered discrimination on the … Continue reading Harron v Dorset Police: EAT 12 Jan 2016

Goodwin v The United Kingdom: ECHR 11 Jul 2002

The claimant was a post operative male to female trans-sexual. She claimed that her human rights were infringed when she was still treated as a man for National Insurance contributions purposes, where she continued to make payments after the age at which a woman would have ceased payments thus causing harassment. A second claimant again … Continue reading Goodwin v The United Kingdom: ECHR 11 Jul 2002

Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes: SC 25 Apr 2012

The appellant claimed that the requirement imposed on him to retire from his law firm partnership on attaining 65 was an unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age. Held: The matter was remitted to the Employment tribunal to see whether the fixing of the mandatory retirment age at 65 was a proportionate means of achieving … Continue reading Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes: SC 25 Apr 2012

Sandiford, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: SC 16 Jul 2014

The appellant a British Citizen awaited execution in Singapore after conviction on a drugs charge. The only way she might get legal help for a further appeal would be if she was given legal aid by the respondent. She sought assistance both on Human Rights under article 6(2) and under common law. Held: The appeal … Continue reading Sandiford, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: SC 16 Jul 2014

Blackwood v Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust: CA 23 Jun 2016

The Appellant claimed to have suffered indirect sex discrimination in connection with a work placement which she was offered as part of her studies to become a nurse, and she brought proceedings in the Employment Tribunal. The issue raised by this appeal is whether the ET had jurisdiction to entertain her claim or whether, as … Continue reading Blackwood v Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust: CA 23 Jun 2016

Clyde and Co Llp and Another v Bates van Winkelhof: CA 26 Sep 2012

The claimant was a solicitor partner with the appellant limited liability partnership at their offices in Tanzania. She disclosed what she believed to be money laundering by a local partner. She was dismissed. She had just disclosed her pregnancy and claimed also in sex discrimination. The company appealed findings as to jurisdiction saying that she … Continue reading Clyde and Co Llp and Another v Bates van Winkelhof: CA 26 Sep 2012

Michalak v The General Medical Council and Others: CA 23 Mar 2016

The court considered the remedies and routes of appeal available to individuals who claim to have suffered from discrimination, victimisation, harassment or detriment in the treatment that they have received from a qualifications body. In particular, it concerns the jurisdiction of the Employment Tribunal to hear and determine complaints against qualifications bodies under Part 5 … Continue reading Michalak v The General Medical Council and Others: CA 23 Mar 2016

MA and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: SC 9 Nov 2016

The appellants claimed housing benefit. They appealed against rejection of their claims that the imposition of limits to the maximum sums payable, ‘the bedroom tax’, was unlawful on equality grounds. The claimants either had disabilities, or lived . .