Sikh campaigners threaten legal fight over 2011 census – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2010 in census, news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“The UK Sikh Federation says it might take legal action over the Office for National Statistics’ 2011 census form.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2010

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Two race claims out of 150 upheld against Metropolitan police at tribunal – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 22nd, 2010 in news, police, race discrimination, tribunals by sally

“Only two of almost 150 race claims made against the country’s largest police force in the past four years have been upheld at tribunals, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2010

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Metropolitan Police officer loses racism claim – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2010 in employment, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“A Metropolitan Police officer praised by ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone for his handling of a racist attack on him has lost a race discrimination claim.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2010

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BNP votes to scrap whites-only policy – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2010 in news, political parties, race discrimination by sally

“The British National party today voted to scrap its whites-only membership ­policy in a move dismissed by anti-racist campaigners as ‘cosmetic’. At an extraordinary general meeting held in Essex, members of the far-right party voted in favour of changes to its constitution that would theoretically allow black and Asian people to join.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2010

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Equality watchdog faces multiple sexism accusations – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2010 in equality, news, race discrimination, sex discrimination, tribunals by sally

“The government’s equalities watchdog, set up to promote human rights and tackle discrimination, has been the ­subject of 15 employment tribunals in which it has been accused of ­sexism, racism and ­discriminating against pregnant women, according to the latest figures.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2010

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Sikh ‘ceremonial daggers’ should be allowed in schools, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2010 in news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, school children, Sikhism by sally

“Sikh pupils should be allowed to carry ceremonial daggers, Britain’s first Asian judge has said, following a case in which a 14-year-old was excluded for insisting on bringing his Kirpan blade to school.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2010

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Sikh judge Sir Mota Singh criticises banning of Kirpan – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2010 in news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers – known as Kirpans – to school and other public places, Britain’s first Asian judge has said.”

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BBC News, 8th February 2010

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BNP given last chance to make equality change to constitution – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2010 in news, political parties, race discrimination by sally

“The British National party was warned tonight (28 January) that it had one last chance to scrap its constitution or face legal action under equality laws.”

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The Guardian, 28th January 2010

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Cumbrian nursing boss wins race slur compensation – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2010 in news, nurses, race discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A nursing boss who was told in an NHS appraisal she was the ‘wrong colour and wrong culture’ for Cumbria has been awarded £115,000 compensation.”

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BBC news, 19th January 2010

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Magistrate who won victimisation case sacked for misconduct – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 11th, 2010 in magistrates, news, professional conduct, race discrimination by sally

“A black magistrate who won a victimisation case against the Ministry of Justice has been sacked for misconduct.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2010

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R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in Judaism, law reports, race discrimination, school admissions by sally

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) [2009] UKSC 15; [2009] WLR (D) 366

“A Jewish school which, in the event of the school being oversubscribed, gave priority to children who were recognised as Jews according to the tenets of Orthodox Judaism, ie the children of mothers who were Jews by either birth or conversion, was operating a policy which discriminated on the grounds of ethnic origin and, therefore, constituted racial discrimination under s 1(1)(a) of the Race Relations Act 1976.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2009

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Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2009 in Judaism, law reports, race discrimination, school admissions by sally

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening

Supreme Court

“The admissions policy of a Jewish school which gave priority, in the event of oversubscription, to children who were recognised as Jews under the standard Orthodox test of matrilineal descent, someone whose mother was a Jew either by birth or conversion, was discriminatory on the ground of ethnic origin and was thus racial discrimination.”

The Times, 17th December 2009

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Jewish school loses places fight – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2009 in Judaism, news, race discrimination, school admissions by sally

“The Supreme Court has ruled that a Jewish school in London cannot restrict admission to pupils it considers to be ethnically Jewish.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2009

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QC denies ‘racial culture’ in chambers – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2009 in barristers, news, race discrimination by sally

“A senior barrister accused of racially discriminating against an Asian colleague has denied a ‘racial culture’ existed within his chambers.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2009

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City workers ‘driven out of Nomura for not being male or Japanese’ – The Times

Posted November 4th, 2009 in news, race discrimination, sex discrimination by sally

“Two City workers who are each suing a Japanese investment bank for £1.5 million say they were driven from their jobs because they were not male and not Japanese.”

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The Times, 4th November 2009

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Jewish school JFS refused to admit boy on religious grounds, court told – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2009 in news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, school admissions by sally

“Britain’s most successful Jewish school told the supreme court today it had discriminated against a 12-year-old boy on religious rather than racial grounds.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2009

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Jewish case may hit other schools – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2009 in news, race discrimination, school admissions by sally

“The case of a Jewish school accused of breaching race relations laws over admissions could have ramifications for other faith schools, ministers say.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2009

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Black detective claims racial discrimination against Met – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 24th, 2009 in employment tribunals, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“A black detective who was racially abused by two of the former Stephen Lawrence murder suspects is claiming that Metropolitan Police discriminated against him at work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2009

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BNP debate ‘illegal’, warns Hain – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2009 in media, news, political parties, race discrimination by sally

“The BBC could face legal action over British National Party leader Nick Griffin’s appearance on Question Time, Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has warned.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2009

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Barrister claims her ‘boss’ and his lover cost her £7 million earnings – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2009 in barristers, news, race discrimination by sally

“Dr Aisha Bijlani described to an employment tribunal a ‘racist’ culture which operated behind the respectable façade of the award winning Four New Square Chambers where she had worked for 16 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2009

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