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UK Discrimination Law Review: Cases to watch

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15-01-2014



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. Two separate challenges proceeding separately in High Court and Court of Session. Hearings likely in Autumn.

Rowstock Ltd and another v Jessemey

Onu v Akwiwu

Victimisation: whether Equality Act 2010 covers victimisation of former employees  Court of Appeal heard case on 5 November 2013 decision awaited.
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). EAT hearing in January 2014
Hounga v Allen Illegality: whether someone who is working illegally can bring a discrimination claim

Supreme Court hearing in March 2014

CD v ST and A v Z Surrogacy: two cases considering rights of mothers through surrogacy to maternity leave under EU law Decision awaited from EU Court of Justice
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 burqa in public places European Court of Human Rights to consider claim. Decision some way off

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