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Failure to achieve "racial mix" led to dismissal

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    Patel v Somerfield Stores Ltd [1996] IT/2575/95 (0 other reports)

A store manager who was dismissed following his failure to achieve a racial staff mix in his store to reflect the customer profile, was unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Bedford industrial tribunal (Chair: J M Wheeldon) in Patel v Somerfield Stores Ltd.

Mr Patel, who is of Indian origin, was manager of one of Somerfield Stores' supermarkets in central London from September 1993 until his dismissal in October 1994.