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Race discrimination: Relationship to ethnic minority not proof of general absence of prejudice

This report relates to 1 case(s)

An industrial tribunal was wrong to give any weight to the fact that the respondents were related by marriage to members of particular races or ethnic groups in determining that it was unlikely that they would have indulged in the racist abuse of a work colleague from a different race or ethnic group, holds the EAT in Robson v Commissioners of Inland Revenue and others [1998] IRLR 186.

In 1996, Ms Robson, an Irish woman, complained to an industrial tribunal that she had been subjected to race and sex discrimination by a colleague of hers at the Inland Revenue, Ms Hodgson.