Tabidi v BBC Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberEWCA Civ 733
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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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