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How to prepare a Scott Schedule for a direct discrimination claim

This Scott Schedule is for a direct discrimination claim under section 13 of the Equality Act 2010. It will help you identify the questions that you want the Employment Judge to decide, in accordance with the statutory test for direct discrimination. It allows you to clearly set out the allegations which are in dispute in a way that the Employment Judge and lay members of the Employment Tribunal can make sense of it.


In a discrimination claim, the Employment Judge may ask you to provide a schedule detailing the discriminatory claim you are complaining of. Claims must be presented in accordance with the relevant statutory test in the Equality Act 2010. This schedule is called a Scott Schedule and is usually a precursor to another preliminary hearing. At the preliminary hearing the Employment Judge will consider whether your claims are out of time and whether your claims fall within the requirements of the Equality Act. If your claim that does not meet the requirements will be struck out, or you could be asked to pay a deposit order of up to £1000 for each allegation, in order to continue.

This book guides you through the requirements of direct discrimination under section 13 of the Equality Act 2010. It contains a template for a scott schedule, together with directions on how to complete it. In addition, it guides you through the statutory test and the evidence that you will need to backup your claim.

It provides information about;

  • The requirements of a Scott Schedule
  • Proving direct discrimination
  • Showing any other detriment
  • How to prove less favourable treatment
  • Keeping within time limits and what to do if some of your claims fall out
  • Identifying your Comparator
  • Proving that the treatment was because of your protected characteristic
  • Further Resources


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