Employment law cases

York v Olan Mills Incorporated [1994] IT/3637/94

Reports relating to this case:

  • US citizen's dismissal discriminatory

    1 December 1994

    Rejecting a s. 41 defence, a Bury St Edmunds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Barnes) in York v Olan Mills Incorporated rules that the dismissal of a US citizen working for a US company in the UK when she refused to relocate back to the USA was unlawful race discrimination. Finding that the employee was also unfairly dismissed, the tribunal awarded compensation totalling almost £22,000.