Race discrimination

New and updated

  • Case of the week: Race discrimination

    Date:
    18 September 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers race discrimination.

  • Amnesty International v Ahmed

    Date:
    19 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer directly discriminated against an employee when it did not promote her because of concerns that the new position would put her in danger because of her race.

  • Race discrimination: Failure to pay tribunal compensation may be victimisation

    Date:
    27 July 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Rank Nemo (DMS) Ltd v Coutinho [2009] EWCA Civ 454 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employment tribunal had erred in law in refusing to accept a victimisation claim based on the respondent's failure to pay an award of compensation.

  • Case of the week: Victimisation

    Date:
    16 June 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Mills & Reeve, covers victimisation.

  • Race discrimination: "Married off in India" remark constituted harassment

    Date:
    11 May 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Richmond Pharmacology Ltd v Dhaliwal [2009] IRLR 336 EAT, the EAT held that the employment tribunal was entitled to find that it was reasonable for a female employee of Indian ethnic origin to be offended by what she perceived to be a stereotypical reference to the possibility of her being "married off in India". This violated her dignity and amounted to unlawful racial harassment.

  • Case of the week: Racial comments

    Date:
    10 March 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Jones Day, covers racial comments.

  • Richmond Pharmacology v Dhaliwal

    Date:
    23 February 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a remark by a director to a female manager that she might be "married off in India" constituted harassment within the meaning of s.3A of the Race Relations Act 1976.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The effect of the Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2008 is to put it beyond doubt that indirect discrimination on racial grounds covers a "deterred applicant".

  • Race discrimination: Reverse burden of proof applies to claims of discrimination on grounds of colour

    Date:
    2 December 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Chagger v Abbey National plc and another EAT/0606/07, the EAT held that a claim of discrimination on grounds of skin colour inevitably involves a complaint of discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin, thus engaging s.54A of the Race Relations Act 1976. In addition, allowing an appeal against an award of around £2.8 million compensation, the EAT held that the tribunal should have considered a Polkey-type question in relation to loss of earnings, and that recoverable loss should be limited to that flowing from loss of employment with the discriminator.

  • Chagger v Abbey National plc and another

    Date:
    24 October 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the reverse burden of proof does apply to claims of discrimination on the grounds of colour under the race discrimination legislation.

About this topic

HR and legal information and guidance relating to race discrimination.