Irish abuse

July 14, 1995

An industrial tribunal has ruled that Alan Bryans, a lecturer at Northumberland College, was discriminated against by his employers who ignored their own policy on racial harassment by failing to act over a complaint by him. Mr Bryans was called an Irish prat by a colleague in front of other members of staff and subsequently he was not included in a short list for an appointment. Mr Bryans was victimised and was the subject of vulgar abuse, the tribunal found. A further hearing on July 19 will decide on remedies.

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