Ford forced to pay £150,000 to victim of racist bullying

Ford
has been ordered to pay a former employee £150,000 after racist bullying from
fellow staff members.

The
company’s HR practices were heavily criticised by the employment tribunal for
failing to deal with the situation.

The
company’s zero-tolerance policy to racism was labelled an empty gesture and it
was claimed that some of the racist bullies had been promoted.

Two
colleagues of victim Shinder Narra have also been ordered to pay him £1,000
each after subjecting him to "humiliating and intimidatory" abuse.

A
statement for the company said: "Ford regards matters of racial equality
and diversity very seriously and will take action against all forms of unfair
discriminatory behaviour, including racial harassment.

"Ford
has conducted a wide ranging examination of all aspects of its policies and
procedures regarding equality and diversity, and has introduced many innovative
initiatives over the past three years, including the Dignity at Work
Policy."

By Paul Nelson

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