Abusabib & Anor v Taddese [2012] UKEAT 0424_11_2012

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0424_11_2012
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Diplomatic Immunity; Race Discrimination

The respondents had been found liable for acts of discrimination against the claimant whom they employed as a domestic servant. The first respondent was a Sudanese diplomat at the time and asserted on appeal that he was entitled to diplomatic immunity under Art Diplomatic and Privileges Immunity Act 1964, incorporating the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. As the respondent’s diplomatic posting ended during the period of the claimant’s employment immunity was limited to the exercise of his functions as a member of a mission.

Although the EAT recognised that some matters ancillary to the central functions of the mission would be included in the protection and that there is “a

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This article is correct at 04/01/2013

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