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  • Date:
    1 June 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Mirpuries do not form racial group

    Mirpuries from Kashmir do not form a "racial group" as defined by the Race Relations Act, a Birmingham industrial tribunal (Chair: J G Haslam) in Bhatti v Sandwell Muslims Organisation and others has ruled.

  • Date:
    1 June 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Interview questions not sex bias

    A job applicant who during her job interview was asked questions about her childminding arrangements and whether her husband objected to her working evenings, was not unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Bedford industrial tribunal (Chair: C Tribe) in Twilley v Tompkins.

  • Date:
    1 May 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Time limits and omissions to act

    In Swithland Motors plc v Clarke and others (8 October 1993) EOR55C, the EAT rules that an unlawful act of discrimination by omitting to offer employment cannot be committed until the alleged discriminator is in a position to offer such employment.

  • Date:
    1 March 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Inference could be drawn from failure to monitor

    In Brighton Borough Council and Bishop v Richards an industrial tribunal was entitled to draw an inference of racial discrimination from the employer's failure to introduce monitoring of its equal opportunities policy, according to the EAT.

  • Date:
    1 March 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hair length not the issue

    A question to a black job applicant with mini-dreadlocks whether he would be prepared to cut his hair was not simply about hair length, according to a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Prophet) in Richards v Hodgson and Riceview Restaurants Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 March 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Failure to internally advertise

    An employer who promoted an employee to a newly created post without advertising the vacancy, with the result that no-one was given the opportunity to apply, unlawfully discriminated against a black employee who would have applied for the post if he had known about it, rules a Manchester industrial tribunal (Chair: J Corcoran) in Gulsher v Gateway Foodmarkets Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 December 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Random selection upheld

    A policy of random selection to narrow down applications did not contravene the Race Relations Act 1976, according to a Dundee industrial tribunal (Chair: F F Bruce) in A'Lee v Tayside Regional Council.

  • Date:
    1 December 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Men's jobs, women's jobs

    Three recent industrial tribunal decisions, Box v Cleeve of London, Saunders v The Kapil & Vija Corporation, and Sargent v Winters, make it clear that the view that certain jobs are "men's jobs" and certain jobs are "women's jobs" falls foul of the Sex Discrimination Act.

  • Date:
    1 December 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Woman passed over for promotion

    A woman who was passed over for promotion in preference to a male colleague, even though she had the most relevant experience as defined in the job specification for the post, was unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Belfast industrial tribunal (Chair: M Cooper) in Beck v Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

  • Date:
    1 September 1993
    Type:
    Law reports

    Equality job race bias

    A white man who was not shortlisted for a council equal opportunities post was discriminated against on racial grounds, rules a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J R W Worrall) in Webster v Kirklees Metropolitan Council.