Diversity and equality

Index here items on equal opportunities, managing diversity and inclusion.

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    Catholics join PSNI despite threats

    The restructuring of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is being threatened by a concerted campaign to deter catholics from joining the force. Two hoax wire bombs planted in rural communities in Northern Ireland...

    Job firm risks discrimination

    The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) has claimed that internet job site Monster.co.uk could be acting unlawfully after it deleted the CVs of jobseekers with links to countries that are out of favour with the US. According...

    The new Bill

    London’s Metropolitan Police Service has been greatly influenced by the Macpherson report into its handling of the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. Since this wake-up call, the Met has made tremendous progress and implemented...

    Fireman wins race discrimination case

    An Asian fireman who was subjected to years of racial abuse has won £20,000 compensation for race discrimination. Raj Patel was the last remaining ethnic-minority firefighter in Cumbria. His former colleague, Dave Jackson...

    How to manage across cultures

    Bernard Smith is the newly appointed general manager of international marketing for a large UK company. His first challenge is to chair a meeting. The participants are John Miller, the American marketing manager; Hans Schmidt...

    Inexperience fuels racist bias at work

    The transfer of personnel functions from HR departments to line managers could be prolonging institutional racism. Researchers at the Institute for Employment Studies found that unclear guidelines and lack of support from...

    Race discrimination

    In London Borough of Lambeth v D’Souza (1999 IRLB 611; CA) D’Souza was awarded £358,288 damages for racial discrimination – the highest award ever made in such a case. But, in a highly technical decision, the Court of Appeal...

    Tribunal awards ‘discriminate’ (in brief)

    Judged by the level and number of awards to plaintiffs, tribunals appear to take racial discrimination more seriously than sex or disability discrimination. For every pound awarded last year to employees who suffered race...

    Race discrimination

    In law, the same matter cannot be litigated twice. In Divine-Bortey v London Borough of Brent (1998 IDS 615; CA), the Court of Appeal decided that this rule covered not only the subject of the litigation, but also any other...