Skyrail Oceanic Ltd v Coleman: CA 1981

Damages in respect of an unlawful act of discrimination may indeed include compensation for injury to feelings.
In contrast to a jury, the Tribunal is expected to give reasons and hence can be judged by those reasons.
Lawton LJ said that: ‘any injury to feelings must result from the knowledge that it was an act of sex discrimination . .’


Lawton LJ


[1981] ICR 864, [1981] IRLR 398


England and Wales

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CitedBennett T/A Foxbar Hotel v Reid EAT 26-Sep-2001
The employer appealed an award of ten thousand pounds for injured feelings, following a finding of sex discrimination. It was said that the award went beyond compensation to punishment. To vary such an award, the EAT must find some error of . .
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Employment, Discrimination, Damages

Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.181280