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Employment: Additional hurdles

28 September 2015

Employment: Additional hurdles

More challenges in bringing indirect discrimination claims

In Home Office (UK Border Agency) v Essop & Ors the claimants alleged that a requirement to pass a Core Skills Assessment (CSA) to be eligible for promotion was indirectly discriminatory. The claimants’ protected characteristics were race and age. It was contended, on the basis of the evidence of two reports, that black and minority ethnic (BME) and older candidates, over the age of 35, were less likely to pass the CSA than white candidates under the age of 35. The claim was made on the...

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