Housing officer wins £82,000 in race discrimination case

A council has been ordered to pay £82,000 to one of its housing officers for racial discrimination after she blew the whistle on improper practices.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Caroline Duncan was passed over for promotion 11 times in two years, made to sit alone and was snubbed by her colleagues after she complained that a white family was given a vacant house instead of an Asian family.

A tribunal ruled that she had been racially discriminated against and ordered Sandwell Borough Council, West Midlands, to pay her the money.

The council said it was considering an appeal against the level of compensation.

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