The Solicitors Regulation Authority v Mitchell Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant and a male comparator were allowed to work from home on certain days to accommodate childcare needs but the claimant had her right to work withdrawn. She was offered greater flexible hours but this did not satisfy her and she lodged a direct sex discrimination claim.
The tribunal did not accept the employers' reason for the change and found that the burden of proof requirements had reversed and that the employer could not show a non-discriminatory reason for the less favourable treatment. The employer appealed.
The EAT explained that evidence of unreasonable and less favourable
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from Maxine Orr, Partner at Worthingtons Solicitors
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.