Rowlands v City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: CA 26 Mar 1999

The defendant appealed a finding of the EAT that the claimant had standing to claim discrimination under the Act in the way her application to be a foster mother had been treated.
Held: After the EAT decision in W v Essex, it was clear that the relation ship between the council and a foster parent was not one of appointment or employment and was protected by the Act. The appeal succeeded.


[1999] EWCA Civ 1116




Race Relations Act 1976 78


England and Wales


CitedW 1-6 v Essex County Council and Another CA 2-Apr-1998
A Local Authority had a duty of care to a fostering family when allocating children. A child was known to have a history of sexual abuse and was fostered with a family with other children, and no warning had been given.
Foster parents sued the . .
CitedNorweb Plc v Dixon QBD 24-Feb-1995
Electric supply was not made under a contract properly so called, and no offence was committed of harassment for payment. If there is a statutory obligation to enter into a form of agreement the terms of which are laid down, at any rate in their . .

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CitedBullock v Norfolk County Council EAT 24-Jan-2011
The Employment Tribunal did not err in holding that the Claimant, a foster carer, was not a worker within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and 1999. Accordingly she . .
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Discrimination, Employment

Updated: 30 May 2022; Ref: scu.146031