Six white officers to sue Met for discrimination – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2010 in employment tribunals, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“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

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

Posted July 20th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, news, race discrimination, reports, solicitors by sally

“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

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

Posted July 19th, 2010 in Islam, news, race discrimination, women by sally

“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

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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

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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.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

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

Posted July 2nd, 2010 in EC law, news, race discrimination, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“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

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Tory MP proposes law to ban wearing burkas – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2010 in Islam, news, race discrimination, women by sally

“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

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

Posted June 7th, 2010 in insurance, news, race discrimination, solicitors by sally

“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

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

Posted June 3rd, 2010 in news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

“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

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

Posted May 10th, 2010 in news, political parties, race discrimination by sally

“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.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2010

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Race-claim barrister in dismissal appeal – The Lawyer

Posted April 19th, 2010 in appeals, employment tribunals, news, race discrimination by sally

“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

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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

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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

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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

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Focus: 4 New square, Bar Wars – The Lawyer

Posted March 17th, 2010 in barristers, employment tribunals, news, race discrimination by sally

“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

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

Posted March 15th, 2010 in news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

“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

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

Posted March 12th, 2010 in news, political parties, race discrimination, racism by sally

“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

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

Posted March 11th, 2010 in news, police, race discrimination, racism, reports, stop and search by sally

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

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The Guardian, 10th March 2010

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BNP member rules discriminate indirectly, court told – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2010 in news, political parties, race discrimination by sally

“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

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4 New Square defeats race discrimination case – The Lawyer

Posted March 5th, 2010 in barristers, news, race discrimination by sally

“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

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