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Reyes and anor v Al-Malki and anor [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 32
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Race discrimination; Harassment; National Minimum Wage (NMW); Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964

Does diplomatic immunity trump employment laws? It's not all that clear, as two recent and seemingly contradictory cases show.

Miss Reyes is a Philippine national. She is a victim of trafficking. She was employed as a domestic worker by the defendants at the official diplomatic residence of the Saudi Arabian mission in London. The defendants were a Saudi diplomatic agent and his wife. 

Ms Reyes brought proceedings in the Employment Tribunal claiming that she had suffered racial discrimination and harassment and had been paid less than the national minimum wage. The defendants successfully

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This article is correct at 13/02/2015

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