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DESCENT-BASED DISCRIMINATION: Caste doubt

30 October 2015  

A recent ruling has raised questions about the need for specific protection from caste discrimination and the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act, reports Chris Milsom

Permila Tirkey is a remarkable individual. Her trajectory from a state of domestic servitude to interviews on national television is proof – insofar as required – that the employment tribunal system at its best can make a lasting and positive contribution to the lives of the litigants that appear before it. In this piece I offer some insights on her case and consider its wider implications.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    R (on the application of E) v Governing Body of JFS & anor [2009] UKSC 15

    Taiwo v Olaigbe & anor [2014] EWCA Civ 279

    Tirkey v Chandhok & anor ET/3400174/13 (17 September 2015); [2014] UKEAT/0190/14/1912