X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau & Others [2011] EWCA Civ 28

24 Mar 2011

In its judgment of 26 January 2011, the Court of Appeal held that neither the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (“DDA 1995”) nor Directive 2000/78/ EEC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (“the Framework Directive”) afford protection from discrimination on grounds of disability to unpaid volunteers. The Court has declined to make reference to the ECJ on the correct interpretation of the scope of the Framework Directive.