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Race bias lecturer awarded £28,000

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    Bryans v Northumberland College of Arts & Technology [1995] IT/36674/94 (1 other report)

    • "Irish prat" abuse

      Date:
      1 December 1995

      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.

In Bryans v Northumberland College of Arts & Technology a Newcastle-upon-Tyne industrial tribunal (Chair: J R Barton) awards £28,000 (plus interest of almost £2,000) to a college lecturer who suffered unlawful racial discrimination. The award includes £15,000 for injury to feelings and £5,000 for aggravated damages for what "was a particularly appalling case of discrimination upon discrimination".