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Race Relations (Unfair Dismissal Claims)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of Stale for Employment (1) how many complaints of unfair dismissal under the Race Relations Act were heard by industrial tribunals in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979; how many were successful in each year; how many were supported by the Commissioner for Racial Equality in each year; and what percentage of these cases was successful;(2) what percentage of members of industrial tribunals hearing cases of unfair dismissal under the Race Relations Act come from ethnic minority groups; and if he is satisfied that such groups are sufficiently represented;

(3) in how many of the successful complaints of unfair dismissal made to industrial tribunals under the Race Relations Act it was found that the complainant had (a) suffered discrimination and (b) suffered injured feelings; and what was the average compensation in each instance in each year since 1976.