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HACKNEY LBC SETS UP INDEPENDENT TEAM TO INVESTIGATE RACE DISCRIMINATION

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Hackney LBC has become the first council in the country to set up an independent team to investigate claims of race...
Hackney LBC has become the first council in the country to set up an independent team to investigate claims of race discrimination by staff.

The Independent Referral Unit is a key part of Hackney's ground-breaking action plan to eliminate race discrimination from the workforce which has been hailed by the Commission for Racial Equality as 'one of the most far-reaching programmes ever embarked on by a local authority'.

Interim managing director Sarah Ebanja said: 'Staff will be able to raise their concerns in confidence, knowing that their complaints will be thoroughly and independently dealt with.

'This is essential if we are to rebuild the trust of our 4,000-strong black and visible minority workforce.'

The unit will support the aggrieved person, trying to resolve their complaints as well as making any necessary recommendations to managers. It will also have the power to advise in any internal disciplinary or grievance procedure.

It is hoped the new unit will be set up by the autumn.

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