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Dismissed because not "comfortable" in other people's homes

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    Fortune v (1) Potters Carpets (Leicester) Ltd (2) Beange [1995] IT/31658/94 (0 other reports)

A failure to redeploy an employee of mixed race on home visits because it was felt that he would not "feel comfortable in other people's houses", and his subsequent dismissal when a white person was employed on home visits, was unlawful race discrimination, rules a Leicester industrial tribunal (Chair: C J Goodchild) in Fortune v (1) Potters Carpets (Leicester) Ltd (2) Beange.

Mr Fortune, who is of mixed race, was a sales assistant with Potters Carpets, a discount carpet retailer and fitter with a number of retail outlets in the Leicester area.