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Race discrimination: Repeated refusals to upgrade may be "continuing act"

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An employer's many refusals to upgrade an employee, or to give him opportunities to act up, could amount to a "continuing act" for the purposes of establishing whether the employee's race discrimination complaint was time-barred, holds the EAT in Owusu v London Fire and Civil Defence Authority [1995] IRLR 574. According to the EAT, an act may extend over a period of time if it takes the form of some policy, rule or practice, in accordance with which specific decisions are taken from time to time.