27 July 2012
Teacher seeking compensation for race discrimination
Alleged race discrimination has resulted in a teacher seeking compensation of more than £100,000 in an employment tribunal.
Haresh Sood is taking legal action against the Christ the King School in Nottingham after he was made redundant from his position as a languages teacher in August 2008 after complaining to bosses about bullying, according to the Daily Mail.
The 35-year-old took on his job at the school in 2006 but told his tribunal in Nottingham he was subjected to prejudice and harassment from colleagues and pupils.
For instance, Mr Sood - who hails from Nottingham but has Indian roots - alleges that the Indian flag he put up in his classroom was removed and dirtied, while racist notes were also left in his staff pigeonhole.
In addition, he claims to have been called a "paki", "chicken curry" and "black bastard" by pupils.
As such, he is seeking damages for victimisation, unfair dismissal and discrimination.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas