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R v SoS for Employment, ex p Seymour-Smith & Perez

[2000] IRLR 263

Case summary last updated at 17/02/2020 17:06 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v SoS for Employment, ex p Seymour-Smith & Perez

(HL)Using the test set out by the ECJ, the HL, by a majority, decided that the discrimination was justifiable. 
 
Lord Nicholls: The test from the ECJ for objective justification is a broad one, reflecting the need for the government to be able to govern without having unrealistic burdens imposed on it. 
 
Lord Slynn (dissenting): There was no indirect discrimination, looking at the actual figures. 

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