Racial discrimination on Northern Circuit “legitimised by silence” – Legal Futures

‘More than half of ethnic minority barristers on the Northern Circuit have experienced racial discrimination at the Bar, legitimised by the “silence and inaction” of others, research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2021

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Landmark sickle cell disease inquiry finds evidence of racism in patient care – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2021 in health, hospitals, inquiries, medical treatment, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Sickle cell patients are grappling with racism in the NHS that is placing their lives at risk, a groundbreaking parliamentary report has highlighted.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2021

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Police watchdog raises concern over ‘canteen culture’ WhatsApp groups where officers share racist and sexist messages – The Independent

‘A watchdog has issued a warning over police officers’ “unacceptable” use of WhatsApp to share sensitive operational information and discriminatory comments.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2021

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Major report: Time for targets, not talk, to improve race equality at Bar – Legal Futures

“The time for talking about race inequality at the Bar is over and all organisations with a stake in the profession should set specific targets for improvement, a major Bar Council report has concluded.”

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Legal Futures, 5th November 2021

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‘Females with fair skin’: Mayfair casino guilty of race discrimination, tribunal finds – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2021 in employment, employment tribunals, equality, gambling, news, race discrimination by sally

‘An exclusive London casino racially discriminated against one of its dealers by allowing a request by a patron not to have black dealers at their table, an employment tribunal has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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Black hair discrimination must be banned, equalities watchdog told – The Independent

Posted October 21st, 2021 in education, equality, news, race discrimination, sport by sally

‘A group of parliamentarians, organisations and writers have urged the Equality and Human Rights Commission to ban hair discrimination in schools, places of work and wider society across the UK.’

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The Independent, 20th October 2021

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New Judgment: Anwar v The Advocate General for Scotland (representing the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Scotland) [2021] UKSC 44 – UKSC Blog

‘The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the petition for judicial review against the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for failure to provide effective interim protection for successful workplace discrimination and harassment claims, in breach of EU law.’

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UKSC Blog, 13th October 2021

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Uber Faces Legal Action Over ‘Racist’ Facial Recognition Software – Each Other

‘Uber is facing legal action following revelations that its facial recognition algorithm is five times more likely to cause the termination of darker-skinned workers.’

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Each Other, 11th October 2021

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Blood donation rules changed to attract more donors with rare subgroups – The Guardian

‘Ministers will remove questions on sexual activity in sub-Saharan Africa for blood donations to encourage more donors in England after a long campaign to widen the criteria.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2021

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Uber facing new UK driver claims of racial discrimination – The Guardian

‘Uber is facing further claims for compensation over racial discrimination from drivers who say they had been falsely dismissed because of malfunctioning face recognition technology.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2021

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‘Racist’ drug laws should be reformed, says former government adviser – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in drug offences, news, race discrimination, racism, statute law revision by tracey

‘Britain’s drug laws are racist and need to be overhauled, a former government adviser has said. Lord Simon Woolley, who used to lead the government’s race disparity unit, said the 50-year-old Misuse of Drugs Act should be reviewed, as it is a “tool of systemic racism”.’

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The Independent, 30th September 2021

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30% of barristers have faced bullying, harassment and discrimination – Legal Futures

‘Nearly one in three barristers have personal experience of bullying, harassment and/or discrimination (BHD) in the past two years, Bar Council research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 28th September 2021

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Watchdog criticises hospital bosses for widespread bullying – The Independent

‘Inspectors have rated the leadership of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust as inadequate after hearing of widespread bullying and staff fearful of raising concerns.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2021

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Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws – The Independent

‘Discrimination against black people and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in a controversial suite of new laws is “objectively justified”, the government has claimed.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2021

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Grenfell Inquiry: Government petition launched calling minister to examine discrimination role in fire – The Independent

‘A government petition has been launched calling for an inquiry into the role of institutional discrimination in the Grenfell Tower fire. The petition is calling for an “independent, expertise-led and community-centred” inquiry into whether institutional racism, classism and/or discrimination against religion contributed to the events leading to the fire.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2021

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Declan Jones: Community welcomes jailing of former police officer following attacks on Black men – The Independent

‘Campaigners have welcomed the jailing of a police officer who assaulted two Black people – including a child – as a positive step towards justice.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2021

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Policing bill will deepen racial and gender disparities, say experts – The Guardian

‘A new policing bill that will be debated this week risks deepening racial and gender disparities in the justice system while forcing professionals to betray the trust of vulnerable people, hundreds of experts and a report have warned.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2021

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Runnymede Trust did not breach guidance over race report, watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in charities, equality, judicial review, news, race discrimination, racism, reports by sally

‘A leading race equality thinktank did not breach charity guidance despite claims from Conservative MPs that it is pursuing a political agenda, a watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2021

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A constructive dismissal is, in principle, capable of constituting an act of harassment, within the meaning of section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 – 3PB

‘The EAT’s earlier decision in Timothy James Consulting Ltd v Wilton [2015] IRLR 368 had been decided per incuriam European Directives and domestic case law, in the light of which it was “manifestly wrong”. In so far as Wilton had decided that a constructive dismissal could not itself amount to an act of unlawful harassment within the meaning of section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”), it would not be followed.’

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3PB, August 2021

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The ‘shifting’ burden and the drawing of adverse inferences – 3PB

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning two questions of law:
(i) whether a change in the wording of equality legislation has altered the burden of proof in employment discrimination cases, and
(ii) when a tribunal may draw adverse inferences from the absence of a potential witness.’

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3PB, 9th August 2021

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