Lewisham and Guys Mental Health NHS Trust v Andrews: EAT 21 Apr 1999

A claim of damages for race discrimination did not survive the claimant’s death, and the estate cannot continue the claim. There is no statutory basis for such a survival, and it had not been intended by Parliament. This differs explicitly from other types of claims under general employment law, but is similar for sex discrimination.


Gazette 11-Aug-1999, Times 21-Apr-1999


Race Relations Act 1976


England and Wales

Discrimination, Damages, Wills and Probate

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.83050