17 September 2008
Man re-launches employment discrimination claim
An ex-council officer has re-launched a claim of employment discrimination against a local authority.
Everald Brown accuses bosses at Croydon council of racism, the Croydon Advertiser reports.
He alleges that managers at the organisation, which employs a total of around 10,500 staff, treated him unfairly.
Recently, a hearing opened at the London Central Employment Tribunal over claims that he was the victim of racial and sexual discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal.
His case, however, has been adjourned until November after it emerged that one of the three tribunal judges knew a key witness.
Mr Brown made the news in 2005 for his initial hearing, when he claimed a poster featuring a monkey wearing a suit and tie was hung in close proximity to his desk.
The exact details of allegations in the new case have not yet been revealed, although it is understood that Croydon council will strongly deny them.