EAD Solicitors LLP & 7 Ors v Abrams [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0054_15_0506
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Age Discrimination; Limited Company

Can a corporate body which is a member of an LLP claim to have suffered detriment because of the protected characteristic of an individual who happened to be its principal shareholder and member? Yes - and an Employment Judge’s affirmative answer to this question was correct, finds the EAT, and arguments that because only an individual could have a protected characteristic only an individual could raise a claim for discrimination under the GB Equality Act 2010 were rejected.

The lawyer claimant (Mr Abrams) set himself up as a limited company for tax purposes as he reached retirement providing services to his old firm of solicitors, until his LLP got worried about him providing services

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This article is correct at 02/10/2015

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