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Legal updates 2013

November 2013

Stuart Bracking and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2013] EWCA Civ 1345

In this case, in which the Commission intervened, the Court of Appeal overturned the government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF).

Bull and Bull v Preddy and Hall

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal from hotel owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who had refused to honour a gay couple's booking of a double bedroom.


July 2013

North v Dumfries and Galloway Council (Supreme Court)

More than six years after 251 women raised their claims for equal pay against Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Supreme Court has upheld their right to compare their terms and conditions with men who are also employed by the Council but work in or from different workplaces. The judgment has been heralded by the appellants'; trade union, UNISON, as ‘historic’ and they say it will lead to over 2,000 women sharing an estimated £12 million in compensation. Laura Hutchison, Senior Enforcement Officer, EHRC Scotland explores the decision.

R (Catt) v Association of Chief Police Officers (Court of Appeal)

Katy Reade, senior lawyer at EHRC, explores the Court of Appeal's decision in R (Catt). The case concerns the powers of the police to collect and retain personal information about members of the public who are attending lawful public demonstrations.


March 2013

Rowstock v Jessemey - post employment victimisation

Update on the EAT's findings - and proposed appeal to the Court of Appeal - in a case concerning post employment victimisation.


Last updated: 22 Jun 2016