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EO policy bypass resulted in race bias

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    Silva v British Airways plc and others [1996] IT/66783/94 (0 other reports)

An Asian female employee was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of race when two managers deliberately bypassed the company's equal opportunities procedures to enable them to select a white woman for promotion and not select her, rules a London North industrial tribunal (Chair: E Prevezer) in Silva v British Airways plc and others.

Ms Silva, an employee in British Airways' purchase ledger department, was one of 10 employees in her department to apply for promotion to chief accountant when the vacancy arose.