- One corporation can be liable for instructing or aiding another to contravene the EqA 2010 (NHS Trust Development Authority and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust v Saiger, 3rd report)
- Original news
- What is the impact of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background law?
- Instructing, causing or inducing contraventions
- Aiding contraventions
- What were the facts?
- What did the employment tribunal decide?
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: A respondent to a claim under the EqA 2010 that is a corporate entity may be found liable under the Act where it is shown that it instructed, caused or induced another corporate entity (eg an employer) to commit a contravention of the EqA 2010, according to the EAT. Liability for instructing, causing, inducing or aiding another party to contravene the Act can arise even if that other party does not actually carry out the contravention in question.
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