Labour & European Law Review
02 May 2001
Mr CS Jones v The Post Office
Court of Appeal  IRLR 384
The law on Disability Discrimination continues to develop. A cautious note was sounded by the Court of Appeal in this recent decision.
The TUC's legal challenge to the parental leave cut off date has been successful.
The EAT in England has given its first ruling on the Human Rights Act. In Wilson v de Keyser, an issue arose as to the cause of Ms Wilson's stress.
Patefield v Belfast City Council  IRLR 664
In this important decision the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal holds that employers who replace contract workers on maternity leave may be in breach of sex discrimination legislation.
The Government's proposals to arrange pension provision for all has finally come to fruition.
BBC v Souster  IRLR 150
British Airways v Boyce  IRLR 157
R v White, Times Law Report 13 March 2001
Dipping their toes into the topical and contentious debate as to what national identity means, the Scottish Court of Session in BBC v Souster conclude that the English do have separate "national origins" to the Scots. As a consequence, the Race Relations Act 1976 does apply to discrimination between the Scots and English.
Montgomery v Johnson Underwood Limited (9.3.01) Court of Appeal  IRLR 269
Another case on what the Court of Appeal describes as "the troublesome question whether an individual was employed under a contract of employment".