The chilling tale of a man forced to pay 75p to go swimming. James v Eastleigh Borough Council actually says important things about how direct discrimination law works. But what impact does it have on recent cases such as Taiwo v Olaigbe on the treatment of migrant workers?
If you ever struggle with the ‘reverse burden of proof’ in discrimination claims then this case will take you back to a simpler time where common sense ruled the day. Perhaps we would all be better off if we went back to the principles that King v The Great Britain China Centre sets out.
In this episode we look at Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd – the case that defines what unfair dismissal law is really all about. Do you know what the Polkey exception is? Just what is a Polkey deduction? The answers are all here.