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BNP CARETAKER TO KEEP HIS JOB

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A British National Party member has won an industrial tribunal ruling that Greenwich LBC unfairly dismissed him. ...
A British National Party member has won an industrial tribunal ruling that Greenwich LBC unfairly dismissed him.

Last week a tribunal ordered the council to re-employ housing caretaker Ian Dell, but advised he should be moved to a job which 'will not bring him into any sort of contact, direct or indirect, with racial minorities'.

John Fahy, Greenwich housing chairman, said the council was examining possible grounds for appeal.

The judgment indicates Greenwich was mistaken in dismissing Mr Dell because of his racist behaviour, not his BNP membership.

'The judgment is important because it states an employer could dismiss a BNP member on the grounds that their political opinions make it inappropriate for them to do a particular job. This could have big implications for Greenwich and other authorities,' Mr Fahy said.

Mr Dell was called to a disciplinary hearing last October after he was seen on Sky television chanting 'rights for whites' and selling the BNP newspaper in Tower Hamlets.

He was eventually dismissed on the grounds his action had destroyed the council's confidence in his ability to handle the concerns of ethnic minorities where he was caretaker.

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