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"Irish prat" abuse

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A college lecturer who was called an "Irish prat" by a colleague, causing him "considerable distress", and whose complaint was not properly dealt with by the college, which ignored its own policy on racial harassment, was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of race, rules a Newcastle-upon-Tyne industrial tribunal (Chair: J R Barton) in Bryans v Northumberland College of Arts & Technology.

Alan Bryans is employed as a lecturer at Northumberland College of Arts & Technology. During his employment, remarks were made about his Irishness, which caused him distress and which led to him complaining.