Hounga v Allen and another  IRLR 811 SC
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Race discrimination: An employee's illegal immigration status did not operate as a bar to defeat her discrimination claims
- 3 December 2014
In Hounga v Allen and another  IRLR 811 SC, the Supreme Court held that a domestic worker who had knowingly entered the country illegally was entitled to claim discrimination against her employer despite the fact that her employment was unlawful.
- 5 August 2014
The Supreme Court has held that the connection between an employee's immigration offences and the statutory civil wrong of discrimination is insufficiently close to prevent her from making a claim for pre-dismissal racial harassment.