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Former head of recruitment at Cardiff City football club accused of sending racist, sexist and homophobic texts

The former head of recruitment at Cardiff City football club, Iain Moody and the club’s ex-manager Malky Mackay have been accused of sending sexist, racist and homophobic texts during their time together at Cardiff. Iain Moody had been head of recruitment at Cardiff City when a falling out with the owner, Vincent Tan, led him…

Indian headteacher forced to quit her job due to bullying

Indian headteacher Sudhana Singh has told a tribunal how she was hounded out of her job at Moorlands primary school in Tilehurst, Reading, by a ‘playground mafia’ of prejudiced parents. One man was heard to say “bloody Indian woman should not be in charge of our children” while children were reported gossiping that their parents…

Racism still a major problem in football, says Commons committee

Racism, discrimination and a lack of diversity are still major problems within British football, a House of Commons committee report published this week has claimed. The Culture, Media and Sport committee report found that significant improvements have been made since the 1970s and 80s “when racial and other forms of abuse were common” and that…

Job centre worker awarded £65k after being forced out of job by racist colleagues

A white job centre worker who was forced out of her job by colleagues for objecting to their bigoted comments has been awarded £65,000 in compensation. Julie Davies received a number of threatening notes while working at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in Liverpool in late 2010 after protesting to the language used…

Black footballer wins race victimisation case

Former Gillingham player, Mark McCammon, has won his race discrimination case against the club, after being sacked last year and accused of misconduct. The 33-year-old striker has made British legal history by becoming the first black footballer to successfully bring a claim of racial victimisation against a professional football club, which he claims put him…

Recruitment agencies display ‘casual racial discrimination’, alleges charity

Jobseekers from ethnic minority backgrounds are not treated by recruitment agencies in an equal way to white candidates, according to Race for Opportunity (RfO). Research released by the charity today claims that over the past 12 months only 29 per cent of candidates from a black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds going through a recruitment…

NHS manager awarded nearly £1m in compensation following racial discrimination

A former NHS worker, who was found to have suffered workplace discrimination at the hands of hospital colleagues, has been awarded £933,115 by an employment tribunal in Manchester. The ruling stated that Elliot Browne, 55, had been unfairly dismissed from his position as a director at Central Manchester University NHS Foundation in 2008 following a…

Racism remains ‘prevalent’ in the workplace, with conditions largely unchanged since the 1970s for some employees, suggests a new report from Race for Opportunity. The report finds the highest salaries are often closed off for black and minority ethnic (BME) staff. The report shows BME people make up more than 10% of the population, but…

The TUC has expressed deep disappointment at the recommendation of the Maurice Smith review not to recommend that BNP membership should be incompatible with being a teacher. TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘This is deeply disappointing and I hope ministers will not close the door to this common-sense policy. ‘The Race Relations Act (2000)…

Those wanting to make a difference to the employment opportunities of ethnic minorities and influence Government policy are being urged to apply for membership of the Ethnic Minority Advisory Group (EMAG). Whilst the ethnic minority employment gap has narrowed over recent years, it still stands at 13.8 percentage points and recent research shows that racial…

A soldier who was the victim of racial discrimination and bullying at the hands of colleagues has been awarded compensation following an employment tribunal. Kerry Hylton, an army chef from Jamaica, has received £22,000 compensation after it was revealed he was verbally abused by a Lance Corporal colleague while serving with the Welsh Guard near…

Equality in the workplace has been put into question after a team researching BBC programme Inside Out West revealed that 25 out of 30 recruitment agencies agreed to a request to supply white-only candidates. The request was made for a fake receptionist vacancy as part of an undercover investigation. Tom Hadley, of the Recruitment and…