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Race and sex discrimination: Good intentions behind discriminatory remark could be relevant to remedies

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    Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police and another v Hope [1999] ICR 338 EAT (0 other reports)

The good intentions behind a senior police officer's suggestion to a white police sergeant that his brief sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female trainee of Asian origin could have jeopardised police relations with the Asian community were not relevant to the question of whether or not the sergeant had suffered unlawful race and sex discrimination, but could be pertinent to the issue of remedy, holds the EAT in Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police and another v Hope [1999] ICR 338. An employment tribunal was entitled to uphold the sergeant's discrimination complaints on the basis that, in having that suggestion put to him, he had been treated differently, and less favourably, than an Asian male police officer or a female officer would have been treated.