Abegaze v Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology: EAT 10 Sep 2013

EAT Race Discrimination : Direct – For a one-off act of race discrimination in refusing to employ him in 1999, an Employment Tribunal in 2012 awarded the Claimant a total of andpound;25,787. While below the andpound;1.6m figure (before interest) sought, the awards were within the Vento and other proper scales. The Employment Tribunal correctly moderated the award to reflect the contemporaneous disappointment the Claimant would have felt at the rejection of his other job applications, and the large number of Employment Tribunal claims dismissed. It did not err in stopping his award for loss of earnings when he obtained new work from which he was dismissed for misleading the new employer. Dench applied.

McMullen QC
[2013] UKEAT 0368 – 12 – 1009
England and Wales

Employment, Discrimination

Updated: 20 November 2021; Ref: scu.515404