Racism

Being told to ‘grow up’ not ageist, tribunal rules

A casino waitress who was told to ‘grow up’ following an argument and was referred to as ‘the black girl’ has lost her age and race discrimination claims.

NHS scientist awarded £58,000 after being named ‘Paininarse’ on spreadsheet

Ubah Jama, a biochemist for the NHS, won a tribunal claim for racial discrimination after a colleague tagged her a ‘Paininarse’ on a work spreadsheet that could be seen by colleagues from two...

Scottish postman loses accent discrimination tribunal

A Scottish postman was not racially discriminated against by an English colleague who repeatedly told him he couldn’t understand what he was saying, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Afro hair styles still considered unprofessional, study finds

Over one in 10 (12%) business decision-makers think several Afrocentric hairstyles are completely inappropriate for the workplace, according to a survey by awareness campaign World Afro Hair Day.

Lloyds Bank manager dismissed for using racial slur wins tribunal

A manager at Lloyds Bank who used the 'N-word' during a race education session, was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has found.

Greggs worker wins race harassment case

A former worker at bakery chain Greggs has won a race harassment case after his manager tore his mask off in anger to warn him and two other junior black workers they would be in 'big trouble' if they...

New guide for discussing racism published

A new guide for how to talk about racism has been published by research initiative Reframing Race.

HR concerns make up majority of whistleblowing reports

HR-related concerns, like unfair treatment, racism and harassment, made up the majority (55%) of whistleblowing complaints in 2022, according to a new report.

12 months of 2022: November

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings.

Fighting the need to be right in conversations about race

It’s been 28 months. You know what I’m talking about. All the black squares and declarations of anti-racism action. All the corporate downcast eyes and solemn faces and promises to do better. 

Teaching assistant wins discrimination tribunal after home working snub

A black teaching assistant won £17,000 from an employment tribunal after being denied the ability to work from home during Covid-19 despite her white colleague being allowed to.

Internal Met Police legal cases cost body £1m

The Metropolitan Police has paid out £1.2 million in discrimination claim payouts since 2017, according to a Freedom of Information request.