Dee Masters and Nathaniel Caiden, like many of our barristers, are frequently tasked with dealing with wide-ranging discrimination claims. They have recently written a practical article for the ELA Briefing, discussing a potential solution to taming such ‘sweeping discrimination claims’: using a staged approach.
A staged approach involves the claims being divided into primary and secondary schedules. The tribunal would then adjudicate upon the primary claims. The strongest and most valuable claims would almost inevitably appear in this group. The secondary complaints would not have been withdrawn and so could be revived by the claimant, if appropriate, once judgment has been handed down.
To read the full article, which discusses the merits of this approach and rules underpinning it, please click here.