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Race discrimination: "You lot" remark made to Rastafarian was racially offensive

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    Tesco Stores Ltd and another v Wilson EAT/749/98, EAT/710/99 (0 other reports)

An employment tribunal was entitled to find that a derogatory remark was made to a black, Rastafarian contract worker by a white security officer employed by the principal, and that the expression "you lot" that he used referred specifically to the contract worker's race, holds the EAT in Tesco Stores Ltd and another v Wilson 12.1.00 EAT 749/98 and 710/99. Consequently, it was conceded, the tribunal did not have to make an actual or a hypothetical comparison between the contract worker's treatment and that of a person of a different race. The EAT also upholds the tribunal's awards of £5,000 for injury to feelings, and £1,500 aggravated damages, made against the principal.