Ex-England and Spurs footballer Paul Gascoigne has pleaded guilty to racially aggravated abuse over a "joke" he made to a black security guard. The court fined Gascoigne and ordered him to pay £1,000 in compensation. Fiona Cuming rounds up five employment law cases involving racism in the workplace.
Updated to include information on Kratzer v R+V Allgemeine Versicherung, in which the ECJ held that a person who applies for a job with the sole purpose of making an application for compensation for discrimination is not covered by EU discrimination law.
The Brexit vote has elicited strong feelings on either side and employers need to ensure that their employees do not become victims of bullying and harassment as a result. We provide four examples of scenarios that could result in claims against employers.
Employers need to ensure that their employees do not become victims of bullying and harassment as a result of the Brexit vote. We present four examples of scenarios that might lead to claims against employers.
David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
Helen Almond is professional support lawyer, Nigel Cousin and Victoria Davies managing associates and Iain Naylor and Andrew Nealey associates Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
The Supreme Court has held that the connection between an employee's immigration offences and the statutory civil wrong of discrimination is insufficiently close to prevent her from making a claim for pre-dismissal racial harassment.
This employment tribunal had the unusual task of considering whether or not a manager harassed a black pub worker when he told him that he "looked like a pimp" when he was wearing a promotional St Patrick's Day hat.
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".
This Polish claimant was awarded £7,000 after being criticised by a colleague for speaking her native language in the workplace, in a good example of the language issues that can arise in a multinational workplace.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to race-related harassment.