Top Discrimination Decisions of 2022: five cases education lawyers should know – 3PB

‘Discrimination law is a complex and constantly evolving area of practice. Cases this year have provided clarification, enforcement and development of the legal principles underpinning claims under the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”).’

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3PB, 13th December 2022

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What the latest employment tribunal statistics reveal – Mills & Reeve

‘The Government published the latest quarterly and annual statistics last month. We explore what they reveal about the volume of claims and levels of compensation.’

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Mills & Reeve, 4th January 2023

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The planning definition of ‘Gypsies and Travellers’ – Local Government Lawyer

‘Aileen McColgan KC examines a Court of Appeal ruling that the Government’s planning definition of “gypsies and travellers” was unlawfully discriminatory.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th December 2022

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Half of black British police suffer racial incidents from colleagues, survey finds – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2022 in bullying, diversity, equality, harassment, news, police, race discrimination, racism, statistics by tracey

‘More than half of Britain’s black police officers and staff suffered racial incidents from colleagues in the past year, a survey has found.’

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The Guardian,15th December 2022

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Race at the Bar progress report: Much to celebrate, much more to do – The Bar Council

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in barristers, diversity, equality, news, race discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘One year on from the ground-breaking Race at the Bar report, the Bar Council has published an interim progress report on action being taken across the Bar to address race inequality.’

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The Bar Council, 30th November 2022

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Footballer Quitongo loses race discrimination claim against former club – The Independent

Footballer Rico Quitongo has described losing his race discrimination claim against his former club as a “bitter blow”.

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The Independent, 24th November 2022

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Racial inequality hard-wired into housing system in England, study finds – The Guardian

‘One in three black people who have experienced homelessness have also faced racial discrimination from a landlord, six times more than the general population of those who had struggled for shelter, a study reveals.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2022

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Firm action call in Gwent Police misogyny and racism probe – BBC News

‘Any serving Gwent Police officer found to have been involved in “abhorrent messages” need to face firm action, the force’s police and crime commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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Ministry of Justice ad banned for reinforcing negative stereotypes of black men – The Independent

‘A Facebook ad for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was likely to cause serious offence by reinforcing negative stereotypes about black men, a watchdog has ruled.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2022

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Met police chief to reform list of alleged gang members targeting black men – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2022 in equality, gangs, London, news, proportionality, race discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘A controversial Metropolitan police list of alleged gang members mainly targeted black men “amplified disproportionality” and must be radically reformed, Britain’s top police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2022

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UK police use of live facial recognition unlawful and unethical, report finds – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2022 in facial mapping, human rights, news, police, privacy, race discrimination by tracey

‘Police should be banned from using live facial recognition technology in all public spaces because they are breaking ethical standards and human rights laws, a study has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2022

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Discriminating against ethnic minority pupils’ hairstyles is now much harder – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2022 in education, equality, news, race discrimination, school children by sally

‘EHRC guidance is a watershed, but the problem of hair discrimination in workplaces and public spaces remains.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2022

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Judiciary in England and Wales ‘institutionally racist’, says report – The Guardian

‘The judiciary in England and Wales is “institutionally racist”, with more than half of legal professionals surveyed claiming to have witnessed a judge acting in a racially biased way, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2022

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Met Police report: Officers getting away with breaking law – BBC News

‘Hundreds of Met Police officers have been getting away with breaking the law and misconduct, a damning report has found.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2022

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Black deaths in UK prisons are among most violent and neglectful, damning report finds – The Independent

‘The deaths of Black and mixed-race people in UK prisons are among the most violent and prevalent, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2022

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Halfords manager suing company for £1m over alleged race discrimination – The Independent

Posted October 11th, 2022 in bullying, duty of care, news, race discrimination, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘One of the UK’s largest retailers is being sued for £1 million by a former employee for alleged racial discrimination, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 10th October 2022

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Met chief pledges to root out racists from police after further scandal – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2022 in London, news, police, race discrimination, racism, telecommunications by tracey

‘The new head of the Metropolitan police has promised to root out “corrupting” staff with “constructive anger” after it was revealed that recently serving officers have been posting racist content on WhatsApp.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2022

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Staff at Home Office contractors sue over discrimination and unfair dismissal – The Guardian

‘Dozens of security staff who detain and deport people for the Home Office are taking legal action over race, sex, disability discrimination and unfair dismissal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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Do Marginalised People Get The Same Level Of Free Speech As Others? – Each Other

‘Article 10 and Article 11 of the Human Rights Act (HRA) state that everyone has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. However, this does not always hold true for marginalised groups.’

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Each Other, 21st September 2022

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IOPC rules out inquiry into armed police stop of Ricardo dos Santos – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has ruled out an investigation into the Metropolitan police’s treatment of an athlete who was pulled over in his car by seven armed officers.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2022

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