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Racial abuse relevant to insubordination

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    Philogene v (1) British Pepper & Spice Co Ltd, (2) Forskitt and (3) Locke [1997] IT/37647/96 (0 other reports)

A black employee dismissed for refusing to carry out the instructions of a manager who had racially abused him was unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Bedford industrial tribunal (Chair: K Underwood) in Philogene v (1) British Pepper & Spice Co Ltd, (2) Forskitt and (3) Locke. "A black employee's reaction to a manager who had racially abused him must be seen in a different light than if those factors had not been present," said the tribunal.