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Record compensation for race discrimination

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Chan v London Borough of Hackney [1998] ET/40002/92 (1 other report)

    • Additional award against Hackney

      Date:
      1 March 1999

      In Chan v London Borough of Hackney a London North employment tribunal (Chair: P R K Menon) that had earlier awarded compensation of £114,000 to the applicant, who had been discriminated against on grounds of race by Hackney Council, orders the authority to pay additional compensation of £8,500 for its failure to comply with a recommendation to agree a reference.

In Chan v London Borough of Hackney a London North industrial tribunal (Chair: P R K Menon) awards record compensation of £114,000, including £25,000 for injury to feelings, to a council officer who was forced into medical retirement after facing months of sustained and continued pressure from his manager because his "face did not fit".

David Chan, who is of Chinese origin, was employed as a team leader in the borough valuer's department at Hackney council.