Nwabueze v University of Law Ltd and Others: CA 13 Nov 2020

No ET Jurisdiction for Non-employment claim

The claimant appealed against rejection of her claim for discrimination which she had brought in the Employment Tribunal rather than the County Court.
Held: The appeal failed: ‘if a body is a governing body of a university this displaces its status as a qualification body. It follows that the Appellant’s claim could only be brought in the county court and that the ET has no jurisdiction.’

Lord Justice Bean
[2020] EWCA Civ 1526, [2020] WLR(D) 612
Bailii, WLRD
England and Wales
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Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.655663