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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The suit also seeks injunctive relief to prevent future race discrimination, including an order for DSW to institute policies, practices and procedures that conform to the requirements of federal law.
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Scion Dental, a Wisconsin-based dental benefit administration company, has agreed to pay $98,000 and to provide other relief to settle a race discrimination case brought by the U.S.
AN ex-poster girl for the Met is seeking PS144,000 from the police watchdog for race discrimination.
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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.
He complained he was targeted on the grounds of race and disability and alleged the process leader had asked a nonwhite colleague: "Have you heard about the black apple campaign?" Mr Hoyte made legal claims against Jaguar Land Rover for unfair dismissal, race discrimination and harassment because of his race.
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