Abbey Life Assurance Company Limited v Tansell: CA 6 Apr 2000

Appeal about the scope of protection conferred by the 1995 Act on ‘contract workers’, workers who do work for the alleged discriminator, but not employed by him. They are employed by someone else and their services are contracted out.
The case turns on the interpretation of section 12 of the 1995 Act which makes it unlawful to discriminate against disabled contract workers. The point arises as a preliminary issue in an application to the Employment Tribunal in the field of employment for a reason relating to his disability.


Stuart-Smith, Ward, Mummery LJJ


[2000] IRLR 387, [2000] EWCA Civ 107, [2000] ICR 789




Disability Discrimination Act 1995


England and Wales

Discrimination, Employment

Updated: 20 May 2022; Ref: scu.115986