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Sex discrimination: Alleged illegality does not bar sex discrimination compensation

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    Hall v Woolston Hall Leisure Ltd [2000] IRLR 578 CA (0 other reports)

An employee was not barred from claiming compensation under the Sex Discrimination Act by reason of the fact that her contract of employment was allegedly tainted by illegality, holds the Court of Appeal in Hall v Woolston Hall Leisure Ltd 23.5.00 Court of Appeal. The employee's complaint of unlawful sex discrimination was based in tort, not in contract, and according to principles of the law of tort her claim would be barred because of illegality only if that claim was inextricably bound up with the illegal conduct.