Ayodele v Citylink Ltd & anor Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 1913
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The Court of Appeal has held the burden of proof showing a prima facie case of discrimination under s.136 Equality Act 2010 in GB remains on the claimant.
The claimant originated from Nigeria. He brought several claims before the Tribunal including a claim of race discrimination. The Tribunal held the claimant failed to establish a prima facie case and therefore the burden of proof had not transferred to the respondent.
The EAT dismissed his appeal. The claimant brought a new ground of appeal before the Court of Appeal stating the Tribunal had made a significant error in applying the burden of proof under s.136. The claimant alleged the Tribunal had misdirected itself by finding the onus
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