Iwuchukwu v City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Employment – Discrimination. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) had erred in, among other things, holding that the Employment Tribunal (the ET) had engaged in an unjustified leap of reasoning in finding that the failure by the respondent NHS foundation Trust to follow its grievance procedure had amounted to less favourable treatment for the purpose of s 13 of the Equality Act 2010. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the appellant general surgeon's appeal against the decision of the EAT and restored the order of the ET, thereby allowing his claims for direct race discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal.

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