Race discrimination

Replies to questions not in a statutory questionnaire

D, a police sergeant, brought a direct discrimination claim against his employer under the Race Relations Act 1976, alleging that he had been transferred against his will to another police station on the ground of his race.

Dattani v Chief Constable of West Mercia Police

Employer’s failure to respond to statutory questionnaire

One of the weapons in the armoury of an aggrieved employee (where discrimination is alleged) is the statutory questionnaire. This case is a reminder that the failure of the employer to respond to such a questionnaire does not, of itself, automatically give rise to an inference of discrimination.

D’Silva v NATFHE

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