May 14, 2021

UK: Herts County Council pay out over £11,000 in racism tribunal

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By Mia Jankowicz From Welwyn Hatfield Times Herts County Council must pay over £11,000 in a racial discrimination case after colleagues imitated a Welwyn Garden City worker’s Caribbean accent. The tribunal was heard at Watford Tribunal Hearing Centre on August 2-6 and 25 September last year. Mr Vernon Edwards, 45, claimed that while working for […]

Manchester African-Caribbean community centre closed after racist call

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From BBC A community centre for African-Caribbean pensioners was evacuated and closed after racist threats were made in a telephone call. Dorothy Evans, who runs the African Caribbean Care Group centre in Hulme, Manchester, said she was left “shocked” and “appalled” by the threats. The caller made references to slavery and threatened to “make somebody […]