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Recruitment to ensure ethnic mix unlawful

This report relates to 1 case(s)

A local authority which engineered a recruitment exercise in order to ensure an "appropriate" community mix by the appointment of an Indian candidate rather than a Pakistani candidate unlawfully discriminated on grounds of race, holds a Nottingham employment tribunal (Chair: G R Little) in Ayub and other v Derby City Council.

Messrs Ayub, Rashid and Sharief, who are all of Pakistani ethnic origin, were among 24 applicants for the post of equalities adviser (race) within Derby City Council's equalities unit in or around May 1998.