*R (on the application of C) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Human Rights – Right to respect for private and family life. The defendant Secretary of State had policies concerning the holding of information of the claimant's gender reassignment. The claimant issued judicial review proceedings, contending that the Secretary of State's policies were unlawful. The Administrative Court held that, under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, although two policies had a proper legal foundation, they lacked clarity and precision, were not readily accessible, and they would need to be kept under review. That further applied to the claimant's case of indirect discrimination. However, there was no breach of the public sector equality duty.

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