Ministry of Defence v Jeremiah: CA 1980

The court considered the meaning of ‘detriment’ in discrimination law. Brightman LJ said: ‘I think a detriment exists if a reasonable worker would or might take the view that the duty was in all the circumstances to his detriment.’
Lord Justice Brandon said: ‘I do not regard the expression ‘subjecting . . to any other detriment’ as meaning anything more than ‘putting under a disadvantage’.’


Brightman LJ, Brandon LJ, Denning LJ MR


[1980] QB 87, [1980] ICR 13


Sex Discrimination Act 1975 4(2)(c)


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedShamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary HL 27-Feb-2003
The applicant was a chief inspector of police. She had been prevented from carrying out appraisals of other senior staff, and complained of sex discrimination.
Held: The claimant’s appeal failed. The tribunal had taken a two stage approach. It . .
CitedSt Helens Borough Council v Derbyshire and others HL 25-Apr-2007
The claimants were pursuing an action for equal pay. Several others settled their own actions, and the respondents then wrote direct to the claimants expressing their concern that the action ws being continued and its possible effects. The claimants . .
AppliedKirby v Manpower Services Commission EAT 1980
The applicant, an employee at a job centre was demoted because he had disclosed confidential information about possible contraventions of the race relations legislation. He complained of race discrimination, saying his disclosure was a protected . .
CitedE, Regina (on The Application of) v Governing Body of JFS and Another SC 16-Dec-2009
E complained that his exclusion from admission to the school had been racially discriminatory. The school applied an Orthodox Jewish religious test which did not count him as Jewish because of his family history.
Held: The school’s appeal . .
CitedHM Land Registry v Grant EAT 15-Apr-2010
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – Appellate Jurisdiction /Reasons /Burns-Barke
An Employment Tribunal accepted that 6 out of 12 . .
CitedChief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School CA 13-Oct-2017
Single Sex Schooling failed to prepare for life
The Chief Inspector appealed from a decision that it was discriminatory under the 2010 Act to educate girls and boys in the same school but under a system providing effective complete separation of the sexes.
Held: The action was . .
CitedBayliss v London Borough of Hounslow CA 21-Mar-2002
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CitedTurner v Scope (A Registered Charity) EAT 18-Dec-2002
Appeal from rejection of claim for constructive unfair dismissal and of discrimination. . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Discrimination, Employment

Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.207077

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