London Borough of Hackney v Sivanandan & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 22

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 22
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Race discrimination; Sex Discrimination; Joint and several liability; Apportionment; Compensation; Vicarious Liability

The appellant local authority appealed against an award of compensation made against it on the basis that it was jointly and severally liable to pay £421,415 to the respondent, Ms Sivanandan, for victimisation. Ms Sivanandan had interviewed unsuccessfully for two posts with a body (H) which had been set up by the local authority and the Commission for Racial Equality. The interview panels consisted of members of H's executive committee and an employee (W) of the local authority. Ms Sivanandan had previously been a member of H's executive committee and had successfully brought proceedings against it for racial discrimination.

When she was not selected for either post, Ms Sivanandan brought

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This article is correct at 01/02/2013

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