A recent ruling of Bristol employment tribunal has found a secretary successful in her claim of unfair dismissal, due to her decision to resign, following her employer reportedly stating that she would “not hire someone that was black.” ...
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Race discrimination occurs where an individual is treated less favourably on the grounds of their race, nationality, ethnic origin, heritage or colour.
The law also provides protection against discriminatory conduct as a result of a perception that an individual is of a particular race, nationality, ethnic origin or heritage, even if the perception is incorrect.
The protection afforded by the Equality Act applies to every stage of the employment relationship i.e. advertising vacancies, recruitment, promotion, training and other opportunities, and dismissal.
This protection also extends to discrimination in the course of an individual’s day to day life as a consumer or service user.