All posts by Ben Amunwa

Founder and editor of Lawmostly.com. Ben is a commercial and public law barrister with The 36 Group. He gives expert legal advice on employment, public law and commercial disputes to a wide range of clients.

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UK Supreme Court limits application of the public sector equality duty overseas

The UK Supreme Court unanimously decided that the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 does not apply directly to persons outside of the UK. However, the equalities objectives may remain indirectly relevant to decision-makers.

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Asylum support rate increased after Home Secretary’s unlawful failings

Significant numbers of destitute asylum seekers are due to receive an increased rate of support after the Home Secretary’s approach to the support rate failed to track inflation and reflect the increased cost of living.

Court declines to order investigation into violent attack against asylum seekers in Glasgow hotel

No breaches of Article 3 of the ECHR where asylum seekers accommodated in a Glasgow hotel, staff and a police officer were subject to a violent attack by one of the residents.

What does @PregnantThenScrewed vs HM Treasury mean for the future of indirect discrimination?

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in an important case concerning the law of indirect discrimination, offering broad guidance relevant to cases across public law / human rights, employment, services and education.

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Neurodiversity at work: an introduction

What are the key employment law issues that employers need to know when supporting neurodiverse staff? Discover the relevant legal rights and duties and hear insights from neurodiverse individuals

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Do no harm: ECJ finds in favour of meta-search engines in ‘database right’ dispute

The European Court of Justice has made it potentially harder for EU database-makers to protect the contents of their databases from being extracted or re-used by meta-search engines and online content aggregators.

Tribunal rejects claim by employee sacked for refusing to wear a mask

In a legal first, the Employment Tribunal has decided whether it was fair for an employer to dismiss an employee who refused to wear a mask when making site deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pregnant then Screwed? High Court finds no discrimination in pandemic payments to self-employed mothers

An unsuccessful judicial review challenge to the impact of pandemic support payments to self-employed mothers sheds light on the equality outcomes of UK government policy

High Court finds ‘huge delay’ in the Home Office provision of asylum support accommodation

The Court found that the lack of effective monitoring rendered the government’s system of asylum support unlawful and discriminatory

Why maladministration claims just got even tougher 🤨⚖️

At a time when coronavirus legislation has softened the duties on local authorities to meet adult social care needs, a recent decision of the High Court has made it harder for claimants to use human rights law to seek compensation for delays and maladministration.