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Race discrimination: Mistreatment because of immigration status is not direct race discrimination

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In Onu v Akwiwu and another; Taiwo v Olaigbe and another [2016] IRLR 719 SC, the Supreme Court held that migrant domestic workers who were mistreated by their employers, the opportunity for which was afforded by their immigration status, were not subject to direct discrimination on grounds of their nationality. While immigration status is a function of nationality, nationality of itself was not the reason for the treatment.