In Hounga v Allen and another  IRLR 685 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employee's illegal conduct that "formed a material part of her dismissal discrimination case" barred her from proceeding with the claim.
The Court of Appeal has held that an employee who worked in the UK knowing that she did not have permission to do so was unable to claim discrimination against her unlawful employers, given that her illegal actions formed a material part of her discrimination claims.
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