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DISCRIMINATION: Court of Appeal gives guidance on admitting background evidence

29 May 2015  

Christopher Tutton welcomes a new decision enabling tribunals to exclude evidence from discrimination cases if it is of only marginal relevance

The Court of Appeal recently gave judgment in Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust v Kalu [2015]. The decision provides much needed appellate-level authority on the power of an employment tribunal to exclude background evidence when hearing discrimination cases, even though that evidence is ostensibly relevant to the issues in the case.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Anya v University of Oxford [2001] EWCA Civ 405

    Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust & ors v Kalu [2015] EWCA Civ A2/2014/1875

    HSBC Asia Holdings BV & anor v Gillespie [2010] UKEAT/0417/10/DA

    Qureshi v Victoria University of Manchester [1996] UKEAT 484/95