Bullimore v (1) Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors (2) Hawthorne - withdrawal of job offer did not break victimisation chain of causation

Where an individual's job offer is withdrawn following their prospective employer's receipt of a damaging reference from a former employer, the act of withdrawing the offer does not amount to a break in the "chain of causation" and both the prospective and former employers can be held liable for loss of earnings (as well as injury to feelings) flowing from their unlawful acts of discrimination by victimisation under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 ("SDA 1975").

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