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United kingdom or national affront?

This report relates to 2 case(s)

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    BBC Scotland v Souster [2001] IRLR 150 CS (3 other reports)

    • "Scottish" and "English" are racial groups

      1 June 2001

      In BBC Scotland v Souster the Court of Session has ruled that a television presenter was entitled to claim that he was discriminated against for a post with BBC Scotland by reason of being English rather than Scottish.

    • Scots and English are racial groups

      1 March 2001

      In BBC Scotland v Souster (7 December 2000) EOR96C, the Court of Session upholds a finding that the English and the Scots are "racial groups", defined by reference to "national origins", so that an Englishman could complain that he had been discriminated against on grounds of race when his contract in Scotland was not renewed and a Scottish woman was appointed in his place.

    • Race discrimination: "National origins" means more than nationality acquired at birth

      1 February 2001

      The meaning of "national origins" in the Race Relations Act 1976 is not limited to the concept of nationality in a legal sense, and thus to the citizenship that an individual may acquire at birth, holds the Inner House, Court of Session in BBC Scotland v Souster.

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    British Airways plc v Boyce [2001] IRLR 157 CS (0 other reports)

The next time your workforce discusses the latest England, Scotland or Wales national teams, beware. As David Morgan reports, a recent decision on national origins could have a major impact on employers and the approach taken by employment tribunals in race discrimination cases throughout the UK.