Solicitors Regulation Authority v Mitchell

Sex discrimination – Employment. The employee had been regularly working from home under an arrangement with her employer for seven years, after which the team manager had changed the arrangement. In dismissing the employer's appeal against the tribunal's finding of unlawful discrimination on grounds of sex pursuant to ss 1(2)(a) and 6(2)(b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the 'something more' could be an explanation proffered by the employer that was rejected by the tribunal. Accordingly, the reverse burden of proof had not been discharged by the employer.

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