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Regina v Race Relations Board, Ex parte Selvarajan: CA 1975

Lord Denning MR said: ‘In recent years we have had to consider the procedure of many bodies who are required to make an investigation and form an opinion . . In all these cases it has been held that the investigating body is under a duty to act fairly: but that which fairness requires depends … Continue reading Regina v Race Relations Board, Ex parte Selvarajan: CA 1975

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Orchid Pubs Ltd v Griffiths: EAT 25 Sep 2008

EAT JURISDICTIONAL POINTS: Extension of time: just and equitable In considering whether it is just and equitable to exercise its discretion under Section 68 of the Race Relations Act 1976 to extend the time for the submission of the Originating Application the Employment Tribunal should have regard to the total period of delay. Citations: [2008] … Continue reading Orchid Pubs Ltd v Griffiths: EAT 25 Sep 2008

Rajendra Chaudhary v Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and others: CA 8 Nov 2001

Application for leave to appeal. Judges: Mummery LJ Citations: [2001] EWCA Civ 1761 Links: Bailii Statutes: Race Relations Act 1976 68(6) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: See Also – Rajendra Chaudhary v Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and others CA 8-Nov-2001 Application for leave to appeal. . . Cited by: See … Continue reading Rajendra Chaudhary v Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and others: CA 8 Nov 2001

Rovenska v General Medical Council: CA 4 Dec 1996

A Czechoslovakian doctor complained against the General Medical Council under Section 12(1)(a) of the 1976 Act 1976 in respect of the most recent of a series of refusals, under its rules for the grant of limited registration as a medical practitioner in this country for doctors with overseas qualifications, to exempt her from its requirement … Continue reading Rovenska v General Medical Council: CA 4 Dec 1996

Lupetti v Wrens Old House Ltd: EAT 1984

The applicant was given notice on 3rd February 1983 terminating his employment on 28th February 1983. The question arose on appeal whether the date of the notice or the date when he left employment was the relevant date. Held: With a discriminatory dismissal, time does not run until the notice of dismissal has expired and … Continue reading Lupetti v Wrens Old House Ltd: EAT 1984

Tower Boot Company Limited v Jones: CA 11 Dec 1996

An employer’s liability for racial abuse by its employees is wider than its liability under the rules of vicarious liability. The statute created new obligations. Sex and race discrimination legislation seeks to eradicate the ‘very great evil’ of discrimination.Waite LJ said: ‘a statute is to be construed according to its legislative purpose, with due regard … Continue reading Tower Boot Company Limited v Jones: CA 11 Dec 1996

Gibbs v Harding and others: ChD 12 Jan 2007

The testatrix left a will anticipating making another. The court was asked whether a clause leaving her estate to ‘be taken over by the Diocese of Westminster to hold in trust for the Black community of Hackney’ was valid. Held: The gift was capable of being charitable, subject to the application of the 1976 Act. … Continue reading Gibbs v Harding and others: ChD 12 Jan 2007

Medical Protection Society, Dr Bown, Dr Hickey v Dr Sadek: CA 12 Jul 2004

The claimant sought damages for discrimination by the respondent, who replied that as a professional he was not a ‘worker’ within the legislation. Held: The respondents were a society providing advice and representation to its members. It was an organisation of workers. To fall within the ambit of the category of ‘any other organisation’ the … Continue reading Medical Protection Society, Dr Bown, Dr Hickey v Dr Sadek: CA 12 Jul 2004

Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police v Liversidge: EAT 21 Sep 2001

The Chief Constable appealed against a refusal to strike out a claim by the respondent that he had racially discriminated against her. Force members had used code words for racially abusive terms about her. The claim was that he was vicariously liable for the acts of his Force members. Liability was asserted against the chief … Continue reading Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police v Liversidge: EAT 21 Sep 2001

Crofton v Yeboah: EAT 16 May 2001

After a very long hearing, the appellant had been found guilty of race discrimination in his making of allegations about the behaviour of the respondent in failing to investigate corruption within Hackney London Borough Council. Held: The first instance tribunal had failed to take account of evidence offered by the appellant to a degree which … Continue reading Crofton v Yeboah: EAT 16 May 2001

Dr (Mrs) U A Uruakpa v Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: EAT 18 Jun 2001

The applicant appealed an order striking out her complaint of race discrimination as hopeless. She sought recognition as a veterinary surgeon. Her claim had been dismissed because, under the section the College exercised a statutory power. She asserted that the regulations gave a wide discretion to the College to exempt individuals from all or part … Continue reading Dr (Mrs) U A Uruakpa v Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: EAT 18 Jun 2001

Burton and Another v De Vere Hotels: EAT 3 Oct 1996

Two black waitresses, clearing tables in the banqueting hall of a hotel, were made the butt of racist and sexist jibes by a guest speaker entertaining the assembled all-male company at a private dinner party. Held: The employer of the waitresses had racially discriminated against the waitresses. Had the assistant managers in charge for the … Continue reading Burton and Another v De Vere Hotels: EAT 3 Oct 1996

Hallam and Another v Avery and Another: CA 7 Jan 2000

A Romany family booked a council hall for a wedding. Police later approached the council and made misleading assertions about the character of the family resulting in the imposition of additional conditions on the contract. There was however no evidence that the officers had acted in any overtly racist motive, but rather from a concern … Continue reading Hallam and Another v Avery and Another: CA 7 Jan 2000

Sougrin v Haringey Health Authority: CA 1992

The claimant alleged race discrimination arising out of a disputed grading and because it affected her pay she said it was a continuing act. Held: The court drew the distinction between a ‘one-off’ act of alleged racial discrimination and its continuing consequences for the appellant on the one hand, and the policy of such discrimination, … Continue reading Sougrin v Haringey Health Authority: CA 1992

Regina v Entry Clearance Officer, Bombay, Ex parte Amin: HL 1983

The House was asked whether the grant of special vouchers under the special voucher scheme introduced came within section 29 of the 1975 Act. Acts performed pursuant to a government function did not come within the meaning of service. Discrimination laws did not apply to acts done on behalf of the Crown which were of … Continue reading Regina v Entry Clearance Officer, Bombay, Ex parte Amin: HL 1983

Sidhu v Aerospace Composite Technology Ltd: EAT 10 Nov 1999

An assault on a company sponsored day out could be within the course of employment. Exclusion by the employer of consideration that the assault might be racially motivated, was itself race-specific and discriminatory. Citations: Gazette 10-Nov-1999, (1999) IRLR 683 Statutes: Race Relations Act 1976 32(1) Citing: Appealed to – Sidhu v Aerospace Composite Technology Ltd … Continue reading Sidhu v Aerospace Composite Technology Ltd: EAT 10 Nov 1999

South East Essex College and others v Abegaze: EAT 3 Nov 2005

EAT Race Discrimination – Post Employment. Employment Tribunal erred in law in (i) not taking account of prejudice to the ex employer when considering it was just and equitable to extend time in a discrimination claim, (ii) in misinterpreting the application of section 27(A)(2) of the Race Relations Act 1976 and (iii) in misapplying Rhys-Harper … Continue reading South East Essex College and others v Abegaze: EAT 3 Nov 2005

Chohan v Derby Law Centre: EAT 2 Mar 2004

EAT Employment Tribunal claim brought out of time because of Solicitor’s negligent advice. Application of British Coal Corporation -v- Keeble [1999] IRLR 337. His Hon Judge Mcmullen QC UKEAT/0851/03, [2004] UKEAT 0851 – 03 – 0704 Bailii, EATn England and Wales Citing: Cited – British Coal Corporation v Keeble and others EAT 26-Mar-1997 The employer … Continue reading Chohan v Derby Law Centre: EAT 2 Mar 2004

Tariq v The Home Office: EAT 16 Oct 2009

EAT PRACTICE AND PROCEDUREDisclosureHUMAN RIGHTS(1) The procedure sanctioned by rule 54 of the Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure, and by the Employment Tribunals (National Security) Rules of Procedure, is not incompatible with a claimant’s right under Art. 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights to a fair hearing of his claim for discrimination, or … Continue reading Tariq v The Home Office: EAT 16 Oct 2009

Ministry of Defence v Fletcher: EAT 9 Oct 2009

mod_fletcherEAT2009 EAT SEX DISCRIMINATIONInjury to feelingsSEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATIONWhere there is overlap between the basis of aggravated damages and compensation for injury to feelings, double counting should be avoided but a reasonable sum may be awarded for uncompensated aggravating elements of the conduct which forms the basis of the awards – Vento v Chief Constable of … Continue reading Ministry of Defence v Fletcher: EAT 9 Oct 2009

Regina v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another, ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and others: HL 9 Dec 2004

Extension oh Human Rights Beyond Borders The appellants complained that the system set up by the respondent where Home Office officers were placed in Prague airport to pre-vet applicants for asylum from Romania were dsicriminatory in that substantially more gypsies were refused entry than others, and that it was contrary to the obligations of the … Continue reading Regina v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another, ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and others: HL 9 Dec 2004

Science Research Council v Nasse; BL Cars Ltd (formerly Leyland Cars) v Voias: HL 1 Nov 1979

Recent statutes had given redress to anyone suffering unlawful discrimination on account of race sex or trade union activities. An employee sought discovery of documents from his employer which might reveal such discrimination. Held: The court ought not to order breach of properly given confidences unless it is necessary in the interests of justice. Lord … Continue reading Science Research Council v Nasse; BL Cars Ltd (formerly Leyland Cars) v Voias: HL 1 Nov 1979

Photis v Bruce, v KMC International Search and Selection, The Department of Trade and Industry, KMC International Search and Selection, The Department of Trade and Industry, the Lord Chancellor’s Department: EAT 6 Dec 2001

The case concerned the applicability of the race and disability discrimination law to appointments to statutory offices, particularly as to whether any remedy was provided for infringement. It was suggested that such appointments did not constitute . .