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Fire authority liable for Asian victimisation

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    Mann v (1) Gloucestershire County Council Fire and Rescue Services and (2) Gibb [1997] IT/1400859/96 (0 other reports)

In Mann v (1) Gloucestershire County Council Fire & Rescue Services and (2) Gibb a Bristol industrial tribunal (Chair: C G Toomer) rules that a fire authority was liable for the unlawful victimisation of an Asian firefighter who complained that a station officer had made racially derogatory remarks and who was ostracised by his colleagues after the officer's suspension was lifted. Although the authority had acted to deal with the victimisation, the statutory defence was not established "simply by showing that once something had gone wrong, it took steps to try to put it right", said the tribunal.