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Race discrimination: "Race discrimination" complaint was all inclusive

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In Quarcoopome v Sock Shop Holdings Ltd, the EAT holds that an originating application to an industrial tribunal, although it complained merely of "race discrimination", incorporated any claim which may be made on the grounds of race under the Race Relations Act 1976. Consequently, the tribunal was wrong to treat the complainant's later attempt to add a claim for indirect discrimination as the presentation of a new complaint, and to disallow it because it was out of time. The tribunal should have treated it, at the most, as an attempt to amend his originating application.