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.'