Employment & Equality

Shaheen has acted for Claimants and Defendants in discrimination claims under the Equality Act and HRA and challenges invoking the public sector equality duty. She also represents healthcare professionals at internal disciplinary hearings and in MHPS proceedings with associated applications for injunctive relief.

Selected Cases

  • AA v MOJ [2017]: For prisoner alleging discrimination in the arrangements made for Muslim prisoners, in particular during Ramadan.
  • DR O v UB NHSFT [2017]: Representing a colorectal surgeon at MHPS proceedings where it was alleged that his surgical complication rate was unacceptably high and that he had lost the trust of his colleagues.
  • Bushell v MMHSCT Trust [2016]: For the Trust in challenge to a decision to withdraw services after a public consultation exercise with arguments based on the public sector equality duty.
  • Dr C v YTH NHSFT [2013]: Representing a doctor at a disciplinary hearing who had taken hospital drugs for personal use.
  • R (Hussain) v MOJ [2013] EWHC 4706: For Muslim prisoner in human rights challenge of decision to refusal to provide methadone outside daylight hours during Ramadan. Settled after grant of permission.
  • Adedeji v A GP practice [2013]: Advised a GP practice in relation to claim by a patient alleging race discrimination in the provision of services, case struck out.
  • MH v M&N Dental Practice [2013]: For HIV patient alleging discrimination in provision of services by his dental practice, case settled.
  • R (Curran) v SSHD [2011]: Acting for prisoner in claim arising from refusal to provide appropriate hearing aid, case settled.
  • R (Treacher) v SSHD [2008]: Judicial review on behalf of disabled prisoner with related claims for damages under the Human Rights Act and Disability Discrimination Act. Case settled.
  • R(Watson) v SSHD [2005]: Judicial review challenging prison’s failure to act in accordance with gender dysphoria policy, settled after grant of permission.
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