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INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL RULES AGAINST CAERPHILLY IN RACE CASE

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A woman born in Singapore was turned down for four jobs by a Welsh council because of her ethnic origin, an industr...
A woman born in Singapore was turned down for four jobs by a Welsh council because of her ethnic origin, an industrial tribunal has decided.

Wales on Sunday reported (p5) that Julie Khor, who was born in Singapore, failed to get four jobs with the newly created Caerphilly CBC. She is now seeking substantial damages.

This is the first case of its kind after local government reorganisation in Wales last year. Mrs Khor had been the principal information technology officer of Islwyn Council, after 19 years experience in similar work.

When Islwyn was merged with Rhymney Valley Council to create the Caerphilly authority, her then boss told her that she would be interviewed for the equivalent post at Caerphilly. But when she applied for the job she did not get a rejection letter until after the interviews were held. She applied for three more junior posts in the department and was unsuccessful.

Council leader Graham Court said: 'I do not know how this has happened. It is an isolated case. This authority supports groups working for racial equality'.
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