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  • Indirect discrimination: no need for claimants to explain why they are disadvantaged

    Date:
    6 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has held that claimants are not required in indirect discrimination claims to explain why the provision, criterion or practice (PCP) puts, or would put, the affected group at a particular disadvantage.

  • Race discrimination awards 2015/16

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table listing the race discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2015/16.

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

    Date:
    30 August 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Indirect discrimination: Claimants must establish how and why the disadvantage arises

    Date:
    2 August 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Essop and others v Home Office (UK Border Agency) [2015] IRLR 724 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a claimant in an indirect discrimination case must establish the nature of the group disadvantage created by the provision, criterion or practice, as well as the way in which he or she has suffered that disadvantage as an individual.

  • Race discrimination: immigration status does not equate to nationality under Equality Act 2010

    Date:
    22 June 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has held that the mistreatment of two migrant workers on the basis of their immigration status did not amount to race discrimination.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    27 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, Iain Naylor, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and Jessica-Alice Curtis is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 November 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    Jessica Alice-Curtis is a trainee solicitor, Lucy Melville is a paralegal and Nigel Cousin, David Rintoul and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner and Sandra Martins, Krishna Santra and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Caste discrimination claimant awarded £183,774 in unpaid wages

    Date:
    24 September 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    A claimant who brought a groundbreaking caste discrimination case has been awarded £183,774 for unlawful deductions from wages, with further compensation to come for race discrimination.