Archive for the 'race discrimination' Category

British Airways plc v Mak and others – WLR Daily

British Airways plc v Mak and others [2011] EWCA Civ 184; [2011] WLR (D) 63

“The employment tribunal had jurisdiction to entertain claims for race and age discrimination brought against a British airline by employees based in Hong Kong, who worked for the airline on flights between Hong Kong and London among other destinations, since they did work partly in Great Britain and their employment was therefore to be regarded as being at an establishment in Great Britain.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

IT student loses compensation bid after getting a 2:2 degree – Daily Telegraph

“An IT student who says he can’t get a job because he got a second class degree has had his bid for £5m damages from the university he claims let him down thrown out by a High Court judge.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BNP leader Nick Griffin wins court contempt battle – BBC News

“BNP leader Nick Griffin has fought off a bid to have him declared guilty of contempt of court.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stop and search plans are ‘discriminatory’, watchdog warns – The Guardian

“Government plans allowing police to stop people on the grounds of skin colour are discriminatory and amount to racial profiling, the official equalities body has warned ministers.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BNP in high court showdown over ‘racist’ party constitution – The Guardian

“The British National party faces having some or all of its assets seized in the high court today as part of a showdown with the equality and human rights watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Maid loses compensation claim over ‘malicious lies’ – The Independent

“A maid who accused her wealthy employers of treating her like a slave lost her compensation claim after being found to have told ‘malicious lies.’ ”

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The Independent, 5th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Border Agency may be discriminating against Pakistanis, says inspector – The Guardian

“The UK Border Agency has been warned it may be discriminating unlawfully against Pakistanis applying for British visas and in favour of applicants from Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Dubai.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Six white officers to sue Met for discrimination – The Guardian

“Six white officers from the Metropolitan police’s controversial territorial support group (TSG) are to sue the force for racial discrimination, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Report shows imbalance in ethnic minority SDT referrals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors are more likely to have their case referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, a report into ‘issues of disproportionality’ in the regulation of solicitors commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Minister says Burka ban would be ‘un-British’ – The Independent

“Banning the wearing of burkas in public would be ‘rather un-British’, the Immigration Minister said today as he attacked efforts to make it illegal in this country.”

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The Independent, 18th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

CPS damages claim saga rumbles on – Law Society’s Gazette

“A judge has with a ‘heavy heart’ allowed the Crown Prosecution Service to continue defending an employment tribunal claim that has already been in court four times and cost the taxpayer more than £1m, including a record £600,000 in damages for racial discrimination.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Test of endurance for CPS employee in race case – The Guardian

“Halima Aziz is approaching her tenth stressful year of litigation against her former employer, the Crown Prosecution Service. As an ex-CPS prosecutor in Yorkshire, her case for racial discrimination has so far been through four major court hearings, cost the state more than £1m, including a record £600,000 damages, and looks like becoming the longest-running discrimination case in history.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judges reject government appeal over stop-and-search – BBC News

“The Home Office says it is reviewing counter-terrorism laws after a European court decided the government could not appeal against a ruling that said random stop and searches were illegal.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tory MP proposes law to ban wearing burkas – The Independent

“A Conservative politician is seeking to make it a criminal offence to wear a burka in public. Philip Hollobone, the MP for Kettering, was the subject of a complaint to police from the Northamptonshire Race Equality Council five months ago because of remarks he made about burkas.”

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The Independent, 1st July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Race bias claim over insurance for minority ethnic lawyers – The Guardian

“Black and minority ethnic lawyers are being refused compulsory insurance in what they describe as blatant race discrimination in the legal profession.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Equalities watchdog rebukes police over disproportionate use of stop and search – The Guardian

“Five police forces could face legal action after the equalities watchdog issued a final warning over their disproportionate use of stop-and-search powers against people from ethnic minorities.”

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BNP faces legal threat amid new racism claims over redrafted constitution – The Guardian

“The British National party faces the prospect of renewed legal action from the government’s equalities watchdog over allegations that it has failed to remove potentially racist clauses from its constitution. The court case could potentially see the BNP’s leader, Nick Griffin, jailed or fined for contempt of court, or see party assets seized, lawyers believe.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Race-claim barrister in dismissal appeal – The Lawyer

“The barrister who lost an Employment Tribunal racial discrimination case against three members of her former set and its senior clerk has launched an appeal.”

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The Lawyer, 19th April 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.co.uk

Female solider awarded £17,000 by employment tribunal – The Guardian

“A single-mother soldier who won a claim of race and sex discrimination against the Ministry of Defence was awarded £17,016 by an employment tribunal today.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

City workers shouldn’t take offence at sexist comments, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

“Female bankers should not take offence when confronted with sexist remarks in the workplace, a tribunal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Female soldier wins discrimination claim against army – The Guardian

“A soldier disciplined by the army after missing a parade to look after her daughter is set to receive damages after winning an employment tribunal claim, it was reported today.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Focus: 4 New square, Bar Wars – The Lawyer

“Despite 4 New Square defeating accusations of racist behaviour in the Employment Tribunal, the case has not done the image of the set – or indeed the bar as a whole – any favours.”

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The Lawyer, 15th March 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Police could face legal action over ‘unfair’ searches – The Independent

“Police forces were threatened with legal action today as the Government’s equality watchdog said black and Asian Britons were still being unfairly targeted for stop and searches.”

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The Independent, 15th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BNP ‘whites-only’ membership rules outlawed – The Guardian

“Judge agrees with human rights watchdog that British National party’s rewritten criteria for joining are still racist.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police forces face threat of ‘racist’ label over stop and searches – The Guardian

“Equalities watchdog warns of enforcement action against forces that excessively target people from ethnic minorities.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BNP member rules discriminate indirectly, court told – BBC News

“The BNP’s new membership rules ‘indirectly’ discriminate against black and Asian people, the UK equalities watchdog has told a court hearing.”

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BBC News, 9th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

4 New Square defeats race discrimination case – The Lawyer

“The London barrister who sued three members of 4 New Square and the set’s senior clerk on grounds of racial and disability discrimination has lost her case.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Sikh campaigners threaten legal fight over 2011 census – BBC News

“The UK Sikh Federation says it might take legal action over the Office for National Statistics’ 2011 census form.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two race claims out of 150 upheld against Metropolitan police at tribunal – Daily Telegraph

“Only two of almost 150 race claims made against the country’s largest police force in the past four years have been upheld at tribunals, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Metropolitan Police officer loses racism claim – BBC News

“A Metropolitan Police officer praised by ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone for his handling of a racist attack on him has lost a race discrimination claim.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BNP votes to scrap whites-only policy – The Guardian

“The British National party today voted to scrap its whites-only membership ­policy in a move dismissed by anti-racist campaigners as ‘cosmetic’. At an extraordinary general meeting held in Essex, members of the far-right party voted in favour of changes to its constitution that would theoretically allow black and Asian people to join.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Equality watchdog faces multiple sexism accusations – The Guardian

“The government’s equalities watchdog, set up to promote human rights and tackle discrimination, has been the ­subject of 15 employment tribunals in which it has been accused of ­sexism, racism and ­discriminating against pregnant women, according to the latest figures.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sikh ‘ceremonial daggers’ should be allowed in schools, says judge – Daily Telegraph

“Sikh pupils should be allowed to carry ceremonial daggers, Britain’s first Asian judge has said, following a case in which a 14-year-old was excluded for insisting on bringing his Kirpan blade to school.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sikh judge Sir Mota Singh criticises banning of Kirpan – BBC News

“Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers – known as Kirpans – to school and other public places, Britain’s first Asian judge has said.”

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BBC News, 8th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BNP given last chance to make equality change to constitution – The Guardian

“The British National party was warned tonight (28 January) that it had one last chance to scrap its constitution or face legal action under equality laws.”

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The Guardian, 28th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cumbrian nursing boss wins race slur compensation – BBC News

“A nursing boss who was told in an NHS appraisal she was the ‘wrong colour and wrong culture’ for Cumbria has been awarded £115,000 compensation.”

Full story

BBC news, 19th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Magistrate who won victimisation case sacked for misconduct – Daily Telegraph

“A black magistrate who won a victimisation case against the Ministry of Justice has been sacked for misconduct.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) – WLR Daily

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) [2009] UKSC 15; [2009] WLR (D) 366

“A Jewish school which, in the event of the school being oversubscribed, gave priority to children who were recognised as Jews according to the tenets of Orthodox Judaism, ie the children of mothers who were Jews by either birth or conversion, was operating a policy which discriminated on the grounds of ethnic origin and, therefore, constituted racial discrimination under s 1(1)(a) of the Race Relations Act 1976.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening – Times Law Reports

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening

Supreme Court

“The admissions policy of a Jewish school which gave priority, in the event of oversubscription, to children who were recognised as Jews under the standard Orthodox test of matrilineal descent, someone whose mother was a Jew either by birth or conversion, was discriminatory on the ground of ethnic origin and was thus racial discrimination.”

The Times, 17th December 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jewish school loses places fight – BBC News

“The Supreme Court has ruled that a Jewish school in London cannot restrict admission to pupils it considers to be ethnically Jewish.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

QC denies ‘racial culture’ in chambers – The Guardian

“A senior barrister accused of racially discriminating against an Asian colleague has denied a ‘racial culture’ existed within his chambers.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

City workers ‘driven out of Nomura for not being male or Japanese’ – The Times

“Two City workers who are each suing a Japanese investment bank for £1.5 million say they were driven from their jobs because they were not male and not Japanese.”

Full story

The Times, 4th November 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jewish school JFS refused to admit boy on religious grounds, court told – The Guardian

“Britain’s most successful Jewish school told the supreme court today it had discriminated against a 12-year-old boy on religious rather than racial grounds.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jewish case may hit other schools – BBC News

“The case of a Jewish school accused of breaching race relations laws over admissions could have ramifications for other faith schools, ministers say.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Black detective claims racial discrimination against Met – Daily Telegraph

“A black detective who was racially abused by two of the former Stephen Lawrence murder suspects is claiming that Metropolitan Police discriminated against him at work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BNP debate ‘illegal’, warns Hain – BBC News

“The BBC could face legal action over British National Party leader Nick Griffin’s appearance on Question Time, Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has warned.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Barrister claims her ‘boss’ and his lover cost her £7 million earnings – Daily Telegraph

“Dr Aisha Bijlani described to an employment tribunal a ‘racist’ culture which operated behind the respectable façade of the award winning Four New Square Chambers where she had worked for 16 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Officer wins turban row tribunal – BBC News

“A Sikh police officer who was told to remove his turban during riot training has won his discrimination case against Greater Manchester Police.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sikh police officer ‘left humiliated for refusing to remove turban during training’ – Daily Telegraph

“A Sikh police officer was ‘humiliated’ by his Greater Manchester Police colleagues after refusing to remove his turban for training and undergoing practices that would breach his faith, an employment tribunal heard.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Muslim SAS soldier sues MoD for racial discrimination – Sunday Telegraph

“A Muslim soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence over claims he was bullied and suffered racial discrimination whilst on active service with an SAS unit in Afghanistan.”

Full story

Sunday Telegraph, 6th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

British National Party forced to admit non-whites – The Times

“The British National Party is poised to give up its whites-only membership policy after a legal challenge accusing it of racial discrimination.”

Full story

The Times, 4th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BNP face legal action over membership rules – Daily Telegraph

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission are taking legal action against the British National Party over concerns about its admissions policy.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jewish school wins right to appeal against ruling its entry policy was racist – The Guardian

“Europe’s largest Jewish school succeeded today in winning leave to appeal against a court judgment that said its entry policy was racist.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Race complaints by Sikh police officer upheld by tribunal – The Independent

“A Sikh police officer suffered racist and religious discrimination during training, an employment tribunal found.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sacked officer loses race claim – BBC News

“A claim of racial discrimination and unfair dismissal by a police community support officer has been thrown out at an employment tribunal.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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