Case Review: Fire Station Chief Sues for Racial Discrimination

A black fire station officer has sued his employers for racial discrimination after claims that his colleagues nicknamed him Malcolm X and Frank Bruno. An Employment Tribunal in Birmingham heard that Warren Simpson, 48, had joined the fire brigade in 1985. He claims that in his first week he was labelled “Frank Bruno”. Mr Simpson … Read more

Dundee Council ordered to pay £100,000 to harassed employee

A former school technician who was subjected to sexual harassment and bullying has been awarded more than £100,000 by an employment tribunal. Margaret Malcolm, age 46, had complained that male colleagues at Baldragon Academy had scribbled male genitalia on drawings she had done for her Brownie pack, stuck models of a penis to her telephone … Read more

Police officer offered pink gun wins £20k discrimination payout

An elite firearms officer at North Yorkshire Police Force has won £20,000 in compensation after a campaign of bullying and sexual harassment by colleagues. The police markswoman was accused of having an affair with a senior officer, was fooled into opening a stash of hardcore pornography and was asked by a trainee inspector “would you … Read more