The Court discussed the nature of ‘a requirement or condition’ for the purposes of the 1976 Act.
Held: Dillon LJ said: ‘The case of Perera decided that there can only be a requirement or condition within s.1(1)(b) of the Race Relations Act 1976 if the requirement or condition, or whatever other word may be used to describe it, is mandatory and an absolute bar to selection.’
Balcombe LJ, who delivered the leading judgment, said that ‘a requirement or condition under (the section) is a must – something which has to be complied with’.
Dillon, Balcombe, Staunton LJJ
 EWCA Civ 10,  IRLR 399
Race Relations Act 1976 1(1)(b)
England and Wales
Explained – Perera v Civil Service Commission (No 2) EAT 1982
The tribunal considered the method of selection of the pool on a claim for indirect discrimination. In this case the claimant alleged that an age test applied on his application would effectively limit the proportion of coloured who would meet the . .
Cited – Meikle v Nottingham City Council EAT 14-Apr-1994
The appellant challenged dismissal of her claim for indirect racial discrimination based on two grounds. First, that the Tribunal’s decision was perverse; in other words that it was a decision which, on the evidence before it, no reasonable tribunal . .
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Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.262641