Jake Davies successful in the Court of Appeal – Ukegheson v London Borough of Haringey [2017] EWCA Civ 1140.

27th July 2017

In a Judgment handed down today by Lady Justice Arden, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against the strike out of religious and disability discrimination claims made against the local authority. It agreed with Jake and the EAT that the relevant claims had no reasonable prospect of success on the basis of the pleadings and list of issues. This was despite the fact that the employment tribunal had clearly taken the wrong approach to striking out discrimination claims. Jake acted for Haringey in both the EAT and the Court of Appeal. The Judgment is important because it shows that an employment tribunal is entitled to strike out discrimination claims at a preliminary hearing, as long as they properly consider a claim at its highest.