26 October 2011
Manager alleges race discrimination
Unfair dismissal compensation is being sought by a manager who believes he was relieved of his duties due to race discrimination.
According to Wales Online, Wingrove Wilkinson lost his job as a manager at a depot of Speedy Asset Services in Cardiff in May of this year and has now launched legal action as he feels this decision was taken without proper procedures being observed.
Dylan Owen, area manager of the company, stated Mr Wilkinson's redundancy had purely been down to the fact they had to lose one manager after deciding to merge two offices earlier this year.
He noted that in his opinion, the alternative candidate, Russell Jones, was better suited to the role and thought Mr Wilkinson could instead fulfil an operational position within the company.
However, the professional believes he was overlooked for the management position on the basis of his race.
This comes after research by Peninsula revealed that 73 per cent of all smaller firms in the UK admit to having fired someone without going through the right procedures, Is4profit.com reported.
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Posted by Francesca Witney