Guildhall inquiry

June 9, 1995

London Guildhall University, which was found to have unlawfully victimised a black senior law lecturer last month, has set up an inquiry into "possible breaches" of its equal opportunities policy.

Amir Majid, who an industrial tribunal found to have been subjected to victimisation on four occasions over three years, said: "The tribunal found unanimously in my favour after reviewing evidence for 19 days. Why does the university now need another inquiry to see if their equal opportunities policy has been breached?"

Dr Majid said that he had not received an expression of regret or an offer of full compensation from the university to date. "This has been a gruelling battle and I have sought to engage the sense of humanity of senior staff. I was hoping to be offered the promotion that I have sought for so long, but this has not happened."

Under the rules of the industrial tribunal Dr Majid will only be compensated for 30 per cent of his losses in terms of income and personal legal costs.

The inquiry will be conducted by three independent members of the board of governors.

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