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Mitchell v David Evans Agricultural Ltd - Tribunal gives inadequate reasons for its ruling that indirect sex discrimination was justified [2006] EAT

A sad case of friends falling out when one went to work for the other. Mrs Mitchell claimed unlawful indirect sex discrimination after being dismissed a few months after starting part time employment with her friends' company.

The original tribunal found that the employer's subsequent requirement that she work full time was the "application of a provision criterion or practice" which was indirectly sex discriminatory, but that it was justified. However it failed to explain properly why it considered the employer had been justified in taking the position it took.

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