Scots are racial group
This report relates to 2 case(s)
Boyce and others v British Airways plc 31 July 1997 EAT (0 other reports)
Northern Joint Police Board v Power  IRLR 610 EAT (2 other reports)
In Northern Joint Police Board v Power1 and Boyce and others v British Airways plc2 the EAT has held that the Scots (and the English) are "racial groups", for the purposes of the Race Relations Act 1976, defined by reference to "national origins", but not by reference to "ethnic origins".
Section 3(1) of the Act defines "racial group" as meaning "a group of persons defined by reference to colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national origins, and references to a person's racial group refer to any racial group into which he falls." In the Power case, the industrial tribunal held that it had jurisdiction to entertain the applicant's complaint that the employers discriminated against him on grounds of his English national origins by not shortlisting him for the post of Chief Constable of the Northern Constabulary.The tribunal accepted that the Scots and the English have different "national origins".