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DISCRIMINATION QUESTIONNAIRES: Gone but not forgotten?

02 May 2014  

Sharon Tan and Paul McGrath weigh up the impact of the abolition of the statutory discrimination questionnaire regime and the introduction of new non-statutory Acas guidance

The statutory questionnaire procedure has been a familiar feature of UK discrimination law since the mid-1970s. It has provided a prescriptive and formal regime under which individuals who consider that they have been the victim of unlawful discrimination, or inequality of pay, have been able to ask questions of the alleged perpetrator. Most often, the alleged perpetrator, and recipient of the statutory questionnaire, has been the individual’s employer or prospective employer, although questionnaires have also been served on colleagues (current, prospective or former).

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH [2012] C-415/10

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