Labour Migration, Skills and Discrimination – by Dáire McCormack-George

Introduction In an earlier entry on this blog, Natalie Sedacca and Avril Sharp outlined the horrifying circumstances in which many domestic workers, as victims of human trafficking or ‘modern slavery’, often find themselves. My concern, in this entry, is with something more basic. That is domestic workers’ and other migrant workers' immigration status. Labour migration schemes tend … Continue reading Labour Migration, Skills and Discrimination – by Dáire McCormack-George

A missing layer of the cake with the controversial icing – Hugh Collins

Last October, the President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, gave a lecture in the University of Oxford on the topic of ‘Equality and Human Rights’. After her eloquent and pellucid lecture, Lady Hale agreed to take a few questions from the large and appreciative audience. Following a few polite queries that produced thoughtful responses, … Continue reading A missing layer of the cake with the controversial icing – Hugh Collins

Discrimination and privacy in religious workspaces: a welcome ruling on “ethos organisations” – Katy Sheridan

Last week, the Grand Chamber of the CJEU handed down its fourth case on religious discrimination under the Equal Treatment Directive in employment and occupation: IR v JQ. It is a welcome exposition of limitations on the ability of ethos organisations - those founded on a particular religion or belief - to discriminate against workers. … Continue reading Discrimination and privacy in religious workspaces: a welcome ruling on “ethos organisations” – Katy Sheridan

#YouToo: The Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee – Karon Monaghan

Towards the end of last year, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) commenced an inquiry into sexual harassment of women and girls in public places. WEC’s report on this is expected in Autumn 2018. In the meantime, in February 2018, WEC began an inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace. Both inquiries … Continue reading #YouToo: The Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee – Karon Monaghan