Cooper v West Yorkshire Police and Another: EAT 24 Jul 2006

EAT Appellant was seconded from Respondent to the Council. She became pregnant. Funding for her post ceased so she reverted to Respondent. She claimed Sex Discrimination against the Council and Respondent. The claim against Respondent was on the basis it was not protested against the Council’s decision to cut funding. At the ET hearing her claim against the Council failed because the decision to cut funding ante-dated the Council’s knowledge of her pregnancy. The existing claim against Respondent was abandoned and an attempt to amend to claim. Respondent was vicariously liable for the Council’s acts was disallowed. Respondent was awarded costs. A appealed against the refusal of permission to amend and the costs order.


[2006] UKEAT 0035 – 06 – 2407




England and Wales


Updated: 30 June 2022; Ref: scu.243442