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  • Race discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles, which came into effect on 21 November 2016.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    27 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, Iain Naylor, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and Jessica-Alice Curtis is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 November 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    Jessica Alice-Curtis is a trainee solicitor, Lucy Melville is a paralegal and Nigel Cousin, David Rintoul and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Race discrimination: line manager repeatedly likened Irish worker to "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" characters

    Date:
    26 November 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    This successful race discrimination claim by an Irish worker is a prime example of why employers are unlikely to be able to argue in an employment tribunal that offensive comments about a protected characteristic were "just banter".

  • Race discrimination: carefully recorded recruitment process helps employer to defend tribunal claim

    Date:
    29 October 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employers that operate a transparent and carefully recorded recruitment process have little to fear if they find themselves in an employment tribunal, as this race discrimination case shows.

  • No race discrimination against African job applicant who submitted fake application with British name

    Date:
    21 May 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    In this well-publicised race discrimination case, a job applicant engineered a tribunal claim by submitting two applications for a job with Virgin Atlantic: the first using his real African name and stating that he is a black African; the second using a fake British-sounding name and stating his ethnicity as white British.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 December 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamentenios are partners and Melissa Powys-Rogrigues, Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamentenios are partners and Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • No race discrimination against employee whose colleagues sometimes conversed in Punjabi or Urdu

    Date:
    29 August 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    With workplaces in the UK having an increasing variety of nationalities working together, this case is a good example of some of the problems that can occur when colleagues insist on communicating in their first language, to the possible exclusion of other workers who do not speak this language.

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