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Race discrimination: Award of damages for hurt feelings was not perverse

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    Gbaja-Biamila v DHL International (UK) Ltd and others EAT/1224/98 (0 other reports)

The sum that an employment tribunal awarded as compensation for injury to feelings to an employee who had been unlawfully discriminated contrary to the Race Relations Act 1976 was not so low as to have been wholly erroneous, holds the EAT in Gbaja-Biamila v DHL International (UK) Ltd and others 1.3.00 EAT 1224/98. No indication that the award was perverse in that sense could be derived from statistics or from awards in other cases that were said to be analogous, and the tribunal had the considerable advantage of seeing and hearing the employee give evidence.