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Prepare a short casenote, summarising the key facts, issues and the ratio decidendi of the case at both appellate levels, alon

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Prepare a short casenote, summarising the key facts, issues and the ratio decidendi of the case at both appellate levels, along the lines you developed in the first Legal Method tutorial. Mandla v Dowell Lee [1982] 3 WLR 932 - Court of Appeal Facts : - Sikh father applied for his son to apply to attend a multiracial private school - Application refused by headmaster - Reasoning was turban worn by son not part of the school uniform code - Father brought action against the school for racial discrimination under Race Relations Act 1976. ...read more.

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in order to be liable to be discriminated against under section 1 (1)(b) of the Race Relations Act 1976. Mandla v Dowell Lee [1983] 2 WLR 620 - House of Lords Facts : - Sikh father applied for his son to apply to attend a multiracial private school - Application refused by headmaster - Reasoning was turban worn by son not part of the school uniform code - Father brought action against the school for racial discrimination under Race Relations Act 1976. ...read more.

Conclusion

- There has been indirect discrimination under section 1(1)(b) of the Act in defining paragraphs (i) and (ii) of the relevant section: - The word "can" has been intended by Parliament to mean "can in practice" or "can consistently with the customs and cultural conditions of the racial group", therefore, they "can comply" i.e. have the option of complying, with any condition that affects their "distinctive customs and cultural rules" to protect them from discrimination. The "No Turban Rule" is not a necessary condition or requirement of the school and is therefore "unjustifiable" according to paragraph (ii) of section 1(1)(b) of the Race Relations Act 1976. ...read more.

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