Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

'RACE' SACKING WOMAN TOLD SCOUSE NATION DOES NOT EXIST

  • Comment
An industrial tribunal has ruled that a Liverpool woman is unlikely to succeed in her claim for unfair dismissal on...
An industrial tribunal has ruled that a Liverpool woman is unlikely to succeed in her claim for unfair dismissal on racial grounds, because 'Scousers' cannot be classed as a national, racial or ethnic group.

The Daily Post (26 Oct, p11) reported that Caroline Jobbins-Heesom was fired from her job as a care worker because old folk in Kent were said to be 'alarmed' by her speech.

She took her case to an industrial tribunal, accusing her employers of race discrimination, but after a preliminary hearing her case looks set to be unsuccessful.

Tribunal chairman Grahame Davis said: 'Mrs Jobbins-Heesom is a white English lady with an English passport. Her claim is based soley on the fact that she has a Liverpool accent. I cannot see how this comes under any of the categories named in the [Race Relations] Act.'

Mrs Jobbins-Heesom now hopes to win legal aid to take her claim to the employment appeals tribunal.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.