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(Oct 09, 2009) An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as a Sudanese researcher for the organization but was unsuccessful due to concerns that "her ethnic origin would compromise its perceived impartiality and would expose her to a safety risk when visiting Sudan and Eastern Chad." (Safety Concern Irrelevant in Race Discrimination, TIMESONLINE (London), Oct. 6, 2009, available at
.) The tribunal held that this reason was not in compliance with the provisions of the Race Relations Act 1976 and constituted unlawful discrimination. (Id.; Race Relations Act 1976, c. 74, The UK Statute Law Database, (last visited Oct. 7, 2009).)

Author: Clare Feikert-Ahalt More by this author
Topic: Discrimination More on this topic
Jurisdiction: England and Wales More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 10/09/2009