10 June 2008
Worker compensated in race and religious discrimination case
An employee has received compensation after it was ruled that he had been the victim of race and religious discrimination.
James Lipka worked for the Student Loans Company and Rangers Projects from the offices of Response Handling - which are situated in Rangers' Ibrox Stadium.
The 58-year-old, who is a Muslim, claimed he was verbally abused during his employment with the organisation.
He also said that calls handlers within the firm made racist comments about Africans and Asians, which got worse after the July 7th bombings in London.
In a recent employment tribunal, Mr Lipka was awarded £20,000.
Judge Stewart Watt said: "The tribunal has no doubt this conduct viewed in any reasonable way must have the objective effect of violating Mr Lipka's dignity and creating an intimidating hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for him."
Meanwhile, Mr Lipka said that he was disappointed not to have had an apology from Response Handling.