race discrimination

race discrimination

adverse treatment on grounds of race. The employment law of the UK provides protection against racial discrimination in addition to the rights of employers under the law on unfair dismissal provided by the Race Relations Act 1976. Racial discrimination occurs if a person treats a person less favourably than he treats others on racial grounds. Anti-avoidance measures abound so that the imposition of a condition that only a very small proportion of persons of the complainer's racial group could fulfil is struck at unless justifiable on other grounds and is detrimental to the complainer. Segregation, colour and nationality of ethnic origin can be the focus for such discrimination. It is against these rules to offer different conditions of employment or different promotion possibilities. It strikes at the offering of employment in the first place so that employers cannot discriminate by not offering jobs on racial grounds. The law applies to many bodies other than employers in the private sector. A person may complain to the employment tribunals.

The law applies more widely than just to employment and may apply to education, the provision of goods and services and housing.

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AN ex-poster girl for the Met is seeking PS144,000 from the police watchdog for race discrimination.
A WEST Midlands policewoman reprimanded for parking her patrol car in a disabled bay while buying cakes for fellow officers has lost legal action against the police for race discrimination and victimisation.
The judgment reveals Simina, from Wolverhampton, has been unsuccessful in her legal action over alleged race discrimination, victimisation and detriment for making whistle-blowing allegations.
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Mr Hoyte made legal claims against Jaguar Land Rover for unfair dismissal, race discrimination and harassment because of his race.
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A CROATIAN employee has made legal claims for race discrimination and harassment against Coventry University after complaining staff upset her with remarks about the Balkan War.
We've established race discrimination by the mere fact that they terminated a highly qualified woman with an excellent history with the state and replaced her with two Caucasians who were less qualified," said Susan Haney, Latting's attorney.
He made 62 complaints of alleged race discrimination and victimisation to an employment tribunal but, following a 23-day hearing, he was only permitted to proceed with two of them, both relating to his alleged exclusion from meetings.
A BLACK fire station commander who alleged colleagues called him "Frank", after boxing champion Frank Bruno, has lost a claim for race discrimination.
A MIXED race diversity adviser who claimed a colleague was given a new job because she had "blue eyes and blonde hair" has failed in her race discrimination claim against a North East fire authority.
The largest sum awarded was in a race discrimination claim and was for PS4,445,023.