Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUKSC 33
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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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