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This, the second in a series of employment law podcasts, aims to analyses recent updates in the law regarding employee rights and discrimination. This podcast aims to familiarise the listener with recent judicial developments, beginning with the outcome of the Heyday litigation in the High Court. The speakers then go on to discuss a number of discrimination decisions on race, sex, disability and discrimination on grounds of religion and belief.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the principal issues, arguments and outcome in the Heyday litigation in the High Court;
  • Have learned about the perils of relying on gender stereotypes in sex discrimination cases;
  • Know the key issues in a recent case that combined both sex and racial discrimination;
  • Be aware under what circumstances the tribunal will award aggravated damages in sex discrimination claims;
  • Understand the tribunal' attitude to the relationship between the Race Relations Act 1976 and the EC's Race Directive 2000;
  • Be up to date on the role of comparators in direct disability discrimination cases;
  • Be up to date on recent developments in discrimination on the grounds of religion and belief.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Council Directive 2000/78/EC (Employment Framework) Art 6;
  • Council Directive 2000/43/EC (Race Directive);
  • Race Relations Act 1976;
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 s68;
  • Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 Regs 3, 30;
  • R (on the application of Age UK) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills & Ors [2009] EWHC 2336 (Admin);
  • B and C v A (UKEAT_0503_08);
  • Ministry of Defence v Debique [2009] UKEAT 0048_09_1210 (12 October 2009);
  • Ministry of Defence v Fletcher [2009] UKEAT 0044_09_0910 (9 October 2009);
  • Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust & Anor v Maruziva [2009] UKEAT 0003_09_0910 (9 October 2009);
  • Abbey National Plc & Anor v Chagger [2008] UKEAT 0606_07_1610 (16 October 2008);
  • Okonu v G4S Security Services (UK) Ltd [2007] UKEAT 0035_07_1102 (11 February 2007);
  • Igen Ltd & Ors v Wong [2004] UKEAT 0944_03_1205 (12 May 2004);
  • Eagle Place Services Ltd & Ors v Rudd [2009] UKEAT 0497_08_2509 (25 September 2009);
  • Stockton On Tees Borough Council v. Aylott [2009] UKEAT 0401_08_1103 (11 March 2009);
  • X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau & Anor [2009] UKEAT 0220_08_3010 (30 October 2009);
  • R (on the application of E) v Governing Body of JFS & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 681 (10 July 2009);
  • www.disability-discrimination.com;
  • Grainger Plc & Ors v Nicholson [2009] UKEAT 0219_09_0311 (3 November 2009).

In this podcast, Spencer Keen and Richard Oulton return to discuss several new cases and legislative developments in employment law discrimination. This podcast will look at case updates in age discrimination, including the latest news on the Heyday appeal, sexual, disability and racial discrimination and some further case updates on discrimination claims on the grounds of religion and belief.

Podcast added: 11/11/09

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