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.
The Court of Appeal has held that an employee who worked in the UK knowing that she did not have permission to do so was unable to claim discrimination against her unlawful employers, given that her illegal actions formed a material part of her discrimination claims.
David Malamatenios and Georgina Kyriacou are partners, and Krishna Santra, Colin Makin and Sandra Martins are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
In this case, a company was held to have harassed and directly discriminated against an employee on the ground of his race in the two weeks he worked for it.
In this case, a law graduate made practical use of her degree when she successfully claimed race discrimination against Nando's, the well-known chain restaurant.
This is a classic example of an ill-advised workplace nickname resulting in a successful discrimination claim.
In this case, an Indian employee alleged that his employer had instructed him to adopt an anglicised alias at work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to direct race discrimination.