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Race is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, which bans direct and indirect race discrimination, victimisation and harassment. However, employers can justify indirect race discrimination to achieve a legitimate aim through proportionate means.
Under the Equality Act 2010, “race” means colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins. Although caste is not specifically covered in the Equality Act's definition of race, case law shows that it is possible for an employee to bring a claim for race discrimination on the basis of caste (Chandok and another v Tirkey).
26 Feb 2019
Around 15% of people in the UK would object to having immigrants as neighbours, and most Brexiteers do not object...
11 Feb 2019
Sir Philip Green allegations prompt minister for women and equalities to look into limiting non-disclosure agreements
4 Feb 2019
The average compensation awarded in workplace race discrimination cases fell by 14% over the past year, but the number of...
18 Jan 2019
Research has uncovered an “alarming” level of discrimination against job seekers from minority ethnic backgrounds, who need to send an...
4 Jan 2019
Three hotel staff who were dismissed shortly after their contracts of employment began have successfully argued that they should have...
17 Dec 2018
Chelsea supporter Colin Wing recently lost his job in connection to alleged racist abuse he made against Manchester City player...
10 Dec 2018
Academics, students and leading politicians have launched a boycott of the University of London in support of outsourced workers
28 Nov 2018
A former Facebook employee has accused the company of having a “black people problem” and suggested raising issues with HR...
23 Nov 2018
An IT manager at an NHS trust has been awarded £1m in compensation by an employment tribunal after he was...
5 Nov 2018
A woman who was spied on by her employer and denied the opportunity to progress in her career because she...
31 Oct 2018
A recent incident on a Ryanair flight where a man was filmed having a racist rant at another passenger attracted...
26 Oct 2018
Earlier this month the government published a consultation into whether organisations should be required to report on the pay differentials...
25 Oct 2018
Theresa May has said the government will bring forward a planned consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements in employment...
24 Oct 2018
A salesman who was called a “fat ginger pikey” by work colleagues has lost his claim for disability discrimination and...