An online job advert which called for someone of Indian origin to apply for a post has sparked a racism investigation by the equality watchdog.
IT firm Torry Harris, based in India and the UK, posted the advert for a £38,000-a-year post stating: "Mi More...18 March 2010 14:19
British workers were reportedly refused jobs at a factory supplying Asda because they did not speak Polish.
According to newspaper reports the cooked meat manufacturer Forza AW would only hire British workers for its production line in East Anglia i More...15 March 2010 08:53
Immigration staff are under investigation over allegations they mocked asylum seekers with racist songs and forced former child soldiers to re-enact shootings.
The UK Border Agency staff have been accused of singing an insulting version of the 'Um B More...04 March 2010 08:44
Talk to any major employers and they will all claim to take race diversity seriously. And most do; the talk is not just talk, but is backed up by real and meaningful programmes. But ask how many of their senior management - not just those who sit on the More...16 February 2010 14:29
A Metropolitan Police officer who blamed racial discrimination for his removal from a training course has lost his case at tribunal, reports the BBC .
Gareth Reid , who joined the force in 1990, told Croydon Employment Tribunal that he suffere More...16 February 2010 08:48
The government's equality watchdog has faced 15 employment tribunals for sexism, racism and discriminating against pregnant women, according to the latest figures.
The two-year-old Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has faced legal challeng More...12 February 2010 09:35
Metropolitan police commander Ali Dizaei has been jailed for four years after been convicted of falsely arresting a man. Dizaei was also found to have made up his account of being assaulted and threatened by Waad al-Baghdadi. A jury at Southwark c More...09 February 2010 08:50
Prison officers are more than twice as likely to be reported for racism as prisoners, according to the latest government figures.
Ministry of Justice complaints data found alleged racist incidents across England and Wales' 139 prisons have risen by More...09 February 2010 08:42
Employees who have suffered discrimination are entitled to receive 'stigma damages' because they will undoubtedly struggle to find new work, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
In the case of Chagger v Abbey National (2009), the court held that new emp More...08 February 2010 10:17
A teacher who claims he was sacked for challenging his pupils' racist remarks is set to have his case heard at tribunal today.
Nicholas Kafouris, a Christian, said some pupils at the predominantly Muslim Bigland Green Primary School where he had tau More...08 February 2010 08:33
The Liberal Democrat transport spokesman has waded into the campaign against the alleged discriminatory behaviour of Network Rail's HR director, Personnel Today has learned.
Norman Baker told the magazine he was in "correspondence" with Network Ra More...05 February 2010 15:16
A Cumbrian nurse who was racially discriminated against has won £115,000 compensation.
Dr Sarina Saiger, a former assistant director of nursing at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, was told in a November 2005 NHS appraisal she was the "wrong More...20 January 2010 10:06
Almost half of young black people are jobless, according to analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The analysis found that 48% of black people aged between 16 and 24 are now unemployed, a 13% increase since the recession began More...20 January 2010 09:31
A racially abused Army chef has been awarded £22,000 in compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Kerry Hylton was racially abused by a lance corporal colleague while serving with the Welsh Guard.
Hylton received a payout last April for t More...11 January 2010 08:56
A black Royal Navy officer who lost an employment tribunal claim for racial discrimination will have to pay almost £30,000 in costs to the people he accused of racism. Andrew Antrobus claimed he had been introduced as "Robert Mugabe" at impo More...21 December 2009 09:25
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We talk to Lord McKenzie about the government’s mental health employment strategy
And we discuss union reaction to proposed cutbacks in the civil service compensation scheme.
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A black factory worker who was offered a 15p pay rise to pacify her after she complained of suffering racial abuse, has been awarded £36,000 in compensation.
After Petra Worboyes was promoted to the role of quality control operator at playing card m More...11 December 2009 09:05
In Meerts v Proost , the ECJ said that a worker who was dismissed without notice during a period of part-time parental leave was entitled to receive compensation for their notice pay based on their full-time salary. Under UK law, employees who are dismi More...03 December 2009 08:00
Bristol television presenter Lisa Azizis pursuing a claim of racial discrimination against her employer, ITV.
The West Country Tonight co-presenter is taking ITV to an employment tribunal over claims of race and age and sex discrimination.
In p More...23 November 2009 09:00
In what has been called "a very welcome decision for employers", the Court of Appeal has sent a £2.8m race discrimination award case back to the Employment Tribunal and told it to reconsider the level of compensation.
It is the latest twist in the c More...18 November 2009 13:00