The Premium Cream Co Ltd v K Parsons: EAT 30 Jan 2002

The employer appealed a finding of sex discrimination. The court criticised severely the way that the two firms of solicitors had failed to work together to put the real issues before the court. It was wrong for a party to seek to withhold documents which were relevant to the issues before the court. The behaviour of the parties had led to comments from the tribunal which in turn led to allegations of bias.
Held: The allegation of bias was not well founded and failed. Tribunals must be careful about settlement discussions held in private.


The Honourable Mr Justice Charles


EAT/1355/99, EAT/225/99


Sex Discrimination Act 1975 1(1)(a) 6(2)(b), Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 1993 Sch 1


England and Wales

Employment, Discrimination

Updated: 07 July 2022; Ref: scu.167502