Essop and others v Home Office 
Case ReferenceUKSC 27
Legal BodyUK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
These two appeals were heard together because they both raised issues arising from claims of indirect discrimination. Mr Essop, one of a group of 49 people, was required to pass a Core Skills Assessment (CSA) as a pre-requisite to promotion to certain civil service grades.
A 2010 report established that Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) candidates, as well as older candidates, had lower pass rates than white and younger candidates yet it could not be identified why this was so. The appellants argued that the requirement to pass the CSA amounted to indirect discrimination on the grounds of race
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