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.
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
Migrant victims of domestic violence fear losing everything because of hostile Home Office policies
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.
Court of Appeal clarifies what acts are covered by disability discrimination claims
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.
Why I keep having to get my red pen out with these EAT ‘right to work’ judgments ❌
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.
Court of Appeal to hear legal challenge to automated facial recognition technology
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.
NHS boss sacked for airing anti-LGBT beliefs loses discrimination complaints
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.
Exploited migrant worker paid £4.52 per day wins epic Court of Appeal battle against ex-employer
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.