Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKSC 33
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Recruitment and Selection, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Discrimination; Burden of Proof

The claimant was from Nigeria and identified as Black African. He was employed by the respondent as a postman. The claimant undertook a number of courses leading to qualifications (including postgraduate) in computing. As a result of the qualifications, he applied for 30 internal posts in the IT and Management areas. He was unsuccessful in applying for these roles. As a result, he brought a claim for direct and indirect discrimination on the basis of race due to his failure in the application process. 

It was found at the initial tribunal hearing that the claimant had failed to demonstrate discrimination, either direct or indirect. The EAT, however, held that there was an error in the

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This article is correct at 29/07/2021

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