The EHRC in Scotland has intervened in a case challenging the Home Office in the Court of Session this week. The Court will be asked to assess whether the Home Secretary has failed to consider the impact on lone parent families of her department’s cuts to asylum support payments.
Spouses of refugees should be given the same rights and protection under the Domestic Violence Concession (DVC) when they leave an abusive marriage as spouses of British citizens and settled persons, the Court of Session ruled today.
The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has welcomed the positive judgement released today on Hunter v Student Awards Agency for Scotland, The Scottish Ministers, and others which found that refusing a student loan to a person because of their age breached Human Rights and equality law.
Research shows young mothers are significantly more likely to experience pregnancy and maternity discrimination, with six times as many under 25 year olds than average reporting being dismissed from their jobs after they tell their employer they are pregnant.