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Claimant does not carry an initial burden of proof in claims under the Equality Act 2010 (Efobi v Royal Mail Group)

Claimant does not carry an initial burden of proof in claims under the Equality Act 2010 (Efobi v Royal Mail Group)
Published on: 16 August 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Claimant does not carry an initial burden of proof in claims under the Equality Act 2010 (Efobi v Royal Mail Group)
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Employment analysis: Section 136 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) (the burden of proof provision) requires an employment tribunal to consider all the evidence, not just the claimant’s evidence, when deciding whether or not there are facts from which facts it could decide, in the absence of any other explanation, that the respondent had contravened the Act, according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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