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UK Discrimination Law Review: Cases to watch

  • United Kingdom
  • Discrimination law


Case name Issue Stage reached
Judicial reviews of new ET fees regime Tribunal fees: whether the new fees regime for tribunal claims breaches EU law and/or natural justice Unison are seeking permission to appeal against High Court’s rejection of application
Walker v Innospec Ltd Sexual orientation: whether pensions for civil partners must take account of service accrued before 5 December 2005 (date the date that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force) Claimant is seeking permission to appeal against the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s rejection of his claim
Griffiths v Department for Work and Pensions Disability: whether the reasonable adjustments duty requires an employer to adjust the trigger point for implementing an absence control policy where absence is disability-related Awaiting judgment from Employment Appeal Tribunal
Hounga v Allen Illegality: whether someone who is working illegally can bring a discrimination claim Supreme Court hearing in March 2014
Henderson v General Municipal and Boilermakers Union Religion and belief: whether belief in ‘left wing democratic socialism’ is a philosophical belief protected by the Equality Act 2010 Appeal pending before Employment Appeal Tribunal
Kaltoft v Billund Kommen Disability: whether obesity is a disability Case referred to EU Court of Justice
SAS v France Religion and belief: legal challenge to French ban on burka in public places European Court of Human Rights to consider claim. Decision some way off