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Racist abuse and nicknames unlawful

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    Buckle and Mitchell v Brook Daihatsu [1999] ET/1805395/99 (0 other reports)

In Buckle and Mitchell v Brook Daihatsu, upholding their race discrimination claim, a Leeds employment tribunal (Chair: J M Q Hepworth) finds that two black employees had suffered detriment as a result of racist comments made to one of them and by being continued to be called "Sooty and Sweep" by their colleagues after they made it clear that the nicknames were unwelcome.

Mr Buckle and Mr Mitchell, who are both black and of West Indian origin, were employed as car valeters from January 1998 until September 1998, when their employment was terminated because of poor performance.