EOC calls for clarity

The Equal Opportunities Commission has called for urgent clarification of the relationship between EU law and domestic law in relation to discrimination cases. Speaking at a recent employment law conference organised by Birmingham firm Pinsent Curtis, EOC legal adviser Alan Lakin said it was vital to clarify issues of retrospection and time limits for cases. He said recent decisions on discrimination claims had left uncertainties over how far back the decisions reached and how long after an incident a case could be brought.