European Employment Law Cases

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2021/4 Budget considerations can justify indirect discrimination (UK)

Keywords Discrimination General, Age Discrimination
Authors Carolyn Soakell
Author's information

Carolyn Soakell
Carolyn Soakell is a partner at Lewis Silkin LLP.
  • Abstract

      If an employer has a policy which is indirectly discriminatory and the employer’s aim is no more than saving money, the Court of Appeal (CA) has ruled that this cannot justify the discrimination. However, needing to balance the books can potentially be a valid justification for indirect discrimination.

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