Discrimination News

Race discrimination - 'Coconut' - Joseph England considers recent analysis of comparators and striking out

In Walters v Avanta Enterprise Limited [2017] UKEAT 0127_17_2112 (December 2017), Slade J in the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered a case in which the Claimant argued that being labelled a ‘coconut’ (i.e. being black on the outside, white on the inside) demonstrated a racially discriminatory motivation but her claim was struck out as having no […]

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Royds Withy King partner Chris Kane and 3PB employment barrister Sarah Clarke: does the Welsh Rugby Union's new selection policy amount to indirect age discrimination?

Following the Welsh Rugby Union's scrapping of the so called ‘Gatland’s Law’ with the result that a number of star players possibly missing out on future international fixtures, including the 2019 Rugby World Cup, 3PB employment barrister Sarah Clarke and Royds Withy King commercial partner Chris Kane examine if the Welsh Rugby Union new selection policy […]

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Evidence in Disability Cases: where are we now? By Matthew Curtis

Matthew Curtis reviews some recent decisions regarding evidential issues in disability discrimination cases, with a particular focus on: Stress as a disability Principal’s liability for acts of their agents Knowledge of disability, in particular who has to know for a claim to succeed? Indirect discrimination: the standard of evidence required Dismissing for long-term absence where […]

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