Content on discrimination claims under equality legislation in the UK and related policy.
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
While domestic abuse increases during the COVID-19 pandemic, inflexible and poorly applied Home Office policies are keeping migrant women in fear of accessing help and escaping violent and controlling relationships.
In late March 2020 the Home Office released some 300 immigration detainees to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus. Hundreds more remain in detention and some are held on the prison estate. The fairness of imprisoning immigration detainees was tested in a recent, unsuccessful legal challenge.
The Court of Appeal has clarified what disabled claimants bringing claims for reasonable adjustments or indirect disability discrimination need to show, in order to establish that a ‘provision, criteria or practice’ (PCP) has been applied to them. ‘One-off’ decisions will not necessarily be enough.
A employee has won their appeal against a Tribunal decision dismissing their claim for unpaid wages and discrimination in a dispute over the ‘right to work’ as it applies to EU immigration laws. But the appeal judgement appears to contain some omissions.
In a world first, the UK’s senior Court will hear Mr Bridges’ claim that police use of automated facial recognition technology infringed his right to privacy, data protection and discriminated contrary to the Equality Act 2010. Here’s an overview of this ground-breaking case.
In an era of identity politics where ‘culture wars’ pit minority groups against one another, how can the Equality Act 2010 achieve fair and balanced outcomes? This case offers some answers.
In this judgment, the Court of Appeal gives important guidance on the defence of illegality of contract in the context of the UK’s ‘right to work’ system for non-EU national workers and employees.