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Race discrimination: Unfair treatment is not necessarily discriminatory

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In Glasgow City Council v Zafar [1997] IRLR 229, the Court of Session rules that unreasonable treatment of an ethnic minority employee by an employer does not raise an inference of less favourable treatment on racial grounds. Accordingly, an industrial tribunal erred in law in deciding that an employee of Asian origin suffered unlawful race discrimination in respect of his dismissal on the basis the procedures adopted by the employer fell far below the standards of a reasonable employer.