29 June 2011
Appeal rules in favour of race discrimination claim
An employment tribunal has ruled that a social worker in the north of England was subjected to racial discrimination.
According to the Sheffield Star, Iranian-born Ghasem Norouzi was employed by Sheffield City Council to operate in a care home for children with social difficulties and the local authority did not do enough to prevent an "extremely difficult" resident subjecting him to abuse based on his ethnic background.
The council disputed an initial ruling which stated this, but the original decision has been upheld, the news source noted.
Mr Norouzi suffered from discrimination consistently by the unnamed resident and never returned to his job after going on sick leave over the summer of 2008.
He claimed his employer failed to tackle the problem by not launching an adequate investigation, thereby allowing it to continue.
Recently, a study conducted by Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity suggested that race discrimination is still a prevalent issue for many people in the UK's employment sector.
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Posted by Richard Saunders