European Employment Law Cases

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2016/38 Mistreatment of an employee because of their immigration status does not amount to direct or indirect discrimination in the UK (UK)

Keywords Discrimination; nationality
Authors Hayley Band
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285332 Hayley Band
Hayley Band is a Paralegal at Lewis Silkin LLP, www.lewissilkin.com.
  • Abstract

      The UK Supreme Court has held that the mistreatment of two Nigerian employees based on their vulnerable immigration status, did not amount to direct or indirect discrimination. The question for the Court was whether the employees had been discriminated against on the basis of their nationality. The Court accepted that immigration status is a function of nationality, but that it is not the same thing.

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