Marshall v Southampton and South West Hampshire Area Health Authority (No 2): ECJ 2 Aug 1993

The UK law limiting awards of damages in sex discrimination cases is unlawful, and fails to implement European directive fully. Financial compensation must be at a level adequate to achieve equality between the workers identified.


Independent 04-Aug-1993, Times 04-Aug-1993, C-271/91, [1993] ECR 1-4367, [1993] EUECJ C-271/91, [1994] QB 126




Sex Discrimination Act 1975 65



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Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.160799