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Fair dismissal for use of racist term heard by white colleagues only

Mann v NSL Ltd ET/2600739/2015

unfair dismissal | racism | offensive language

An employment tribunal has held that an employer fairly dismissed an employee for using a racist term in the presence of white colleagues. The tribunal was unimpressed with the claimant's arguments that he did not realise anyone was listening, did not intend to offend, and the word is "street talk" where he lives.