Talks fail to defuse racism complaint by top Asian police officer – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination by sally

“Scotland Yard is to be sued for racism by its most senior Asian officer after mediation talks between the two sides broke down.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Centrum voor gelijkheid van kansen en voor racismbestrijding v Firma Feryn – Times Law Reports

Posted July 16th, 2008 in EC law, law reports, race discrimination by sally

Centrum voor gelijkheid van kansen en voor racismbestrijding v Firma Feryn

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“Public statements by an employer that it would not recruit employees of a certain racial or ethnic origin constituted direct discrimination in respect of recruitment, within the Community race discrimination directive, even though there was no identifiable complainant contending that he had been the victim of discrimination.”

The Times, 16th July 2008

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Ex-Gurkhas win High Court review – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2008 in armed forces, Gurkhas, news, race discrimination by sally

“Ex-Gurkhas who claim they have been racially discriminated against by the UK government have won the right to stage a High Court challenge.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2008

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Centrum voor gelijkheid van kansen en voor racismbestrijding v Firma Feryn NV (Case C-54/07) – WLR Daily

Posted July 14th, 2008 in EC law, employment, law reports, race discrimination by sally

Centrum voor gelijkheid van kansen en voor racismbestrijding v Firma Feryn NV (Case C-54/07); [2008] WLR (D) 234

Public statements that persons of particular racial origins were not acceptable as candidates for an employment post prima facie constituted direct discrimination for the purposes of Directive 2000/43 on equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, even if no particular complainant could be identified, but it was open to the employer to establish that no infringement of the principle of equal treatment was involved.”

WLR Daily, 11th July 2008

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Sir Ian Blair denies blocking promotion of Asian police officer Shabir Hussain – The Times

Posted July 11th, 2008 in minorities, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“Britain’s most senior police officer was forced to defend his record on race yesterday, telling a tribunal that it would have been an ‘extraordinary aberration’ if he had tried to block the promotion of an ethnic minority colleague.”

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The Times, 11th July 2008

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Shabir Hussain: ‘golden circle’ of white Met officers held me back – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2008 in minorities, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, will come face to face today with a senior officer who has accused him of holding back black and Asian detectives in favour of a ‘golden circle’ of white officers.”

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The Times, 10th July 2008

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Jacqui Smith pressured to intervene in police race row – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is being pressured to intervene in a race row after chief constables were accused of ignoring an inquiry into discrimination against Muslim officers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2008

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Ian Blair wouldn’t promote me because I am not white, says top Asian policeman – The Times

Posted June 24th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination by sally

“The country’s most senior police officer was accused yesterday of excluding black and Asian detectives in favour of a ‘golden circle’ of white officers.”

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The Times, 24th June 2008

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‘Bangle’ girl case reaches court – BBC News

“The case of the Cynon Valley schoolgirl sent home for wearing a Sikh religious bracelet will be heard by a High Court judge in London later.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2008

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‘Bangle’ supporters petition PM – BBC News

“The family of a Sikh girl excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle will hand in a petition to Downing Street.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Solicitor accuses regulator of racial bias in £10m claim – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2008 in news, race discrimination, religious discrimination, solicitors by sally

“An Iranian-born solicitor has launched an unprecedented £10m claim against the Law Society and the solicitors’ regulatory body for racial and religious discrimination, harassment and victimisation.”

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The Guardian, 26th May 2008

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Oyarce v Cheshire County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 7th, 2008 in law reports, race discrimination, victimisation by sally

Oyarce v Cheshire County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening); [2008] WLR (D) 138

S 54A of the Race Relations Act 1976, which implemented Council Directive 2000/43/EC, on its true construction shifted the burden of proof upon a respondent to disprove discrimination in relation only to a complaint of discrimination and not to a complaint of victimisation.”

WLR Daily, 6th May 2008

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Stop prayers or face being sued, council told – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 13th, 2008 in human rights, local government, news, race discrimination by sally

“A town council is being advised to stop prayers before meetings or face the threat of legal action under race discrimination or human rights laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2008

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Racist force rejected Sikh officer 12 times – The Times

Posted February 26th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination, religious discrimination, Sikhism by sally

“A Sikh policeman is set to receive a five-figure damages award for racial discrimination after a police force rejected a dozen applications from him to join.”

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The Times, 26th February 2008

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Excluded Sikh pupil goes to court over religious bangle ban – The Guardian

“The case of a 14-year-old Sikh girl excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle will be heard in the high court, it was decided today.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2008

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Foreign Office sued for sex and race discrimination – The Independent

Posted January 17th, 2008 in civil servants, news, race discrimination, sex discrimination by sally

“The careers of women and ethnic minority civil servants working at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are held back by a glass ceiling that is supported by an inherited culture of discrimination, it was alleged yesterday.”

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The Independent, 17th January 2008

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Victory for teacher sacked after race taunts and sexual harassment – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2007 in news, race discrimination, sex discrimination, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A teacher who was called a ‘bloody immigrant’ and a ‘nigger’ by pupils and advised by a colleague to go to work in a ‘more ethnically diverse school’ if she wanted promotion, has won her case for unfair dismissal.”

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The Times, 11th December 2007

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Fake CV man loses racism job case – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2007 in employment, news, race discrimination by sally

“A Pakistani-born engineer who claimed he was racially discriminated against by a company because of his name has lost his case.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2007

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Call centre worker wins case over accent – The Times

Posted November 28th, 2007 in news, race discrimination by sally

“A British Asian sent to work in an Indian call centre only to be dismissed because his accent ‘wasn’t English enough’ has won a racial discrimination case against his employer.”

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The Times, 28th November 2007

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Watt (formerly Carter) and Others v Ahsan – Times Law Reports

Posted November 27th, 2007 in elections, law reports, race discrimination by sally

Watt (formerly Carter) and Others v Ahsan

House of Lords

“An unsuccessful applicant for selection as a Labour Party candidate in local elections who alleged that the failure to select him had been motivated by racial discrimination should have brought his claim against the party under section 25 of the Race Relations Act 1976 in county court proceedings, but since an employment tribunal ruled that it had jurisdiction to hear the complaint under section 12 of that Act, the party could not claim that the tribunal did not have jurisdiction. ”

The Times, 27th November 2007

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