Tabidi v BBC [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 733
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; Direct Discrimination; Costs

The claimant worked as a freelance broadcast journalist for the respondent.  He had been in the job for approximately two years.   He applied for a permanent position but was unsuccessful.  Both successful candidates were women.  When feedback was requested, he was told that the new project involved a younger audience and ‘Women agenda’.   He resigned from his position and brought a claim for constructive dismissal as well as direct sex discrimination.

The basis of his claim was his assertion that the interview panel had assumed he had a lack of knowledge on women’s issues because of his sex, as well as conversations with managers who had stated women were

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This article is correct at 24/06/2020
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Jason Elliott BL
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