Discrimination: Court of Appeal gives guidance on admitting background evidence

Christopher Tutton welcomes a new decision enabling tribunals to exclude evidence from discrimination cases if it is of only marginal relevance ‘Tribunals should be more inclined to exclude peripheral evidence, which they may previously have allowed due to a trivial link to the matters in contention, and focus more on the core issues.’The Court of …
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Cases 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