Abiola v North Yorkshire County Council & Ors - Perversity appeal in a race discrimination case fails  EAT
The EAT asks that, where relevant, advocates should generally not produce full copies of the well known judgments in Yeboah v Crofton  IRLR 634 and Meek v City of Birmingham  IRLR 250.
Mr Abiola is a qualified school teacher aged 53 who describes himself as being of African/white descent.
He qualified as a teacher at Keystage 2 Primary in 2000. He therefore then had the status of a Newly Qualified Teacher ("NQT") until he had completed the mandatory induction year in a state maintained school. He sought employment in North Yorkshire but failed to provide adequate references either to the Education Authority or actual school authorities and was not successful (in what is presumably a rather odd proof-reading lapse the EAT judgment says that "The Employment Tribunal did not employ teachers directly save in specialist categories not relevant to these proceedings").