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Council's "blatant and bad case of discrimination"

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    Umerji v Blackburn Borough Council [1995] IT/29273/94 (0 other reports)

A local council unlawfully discriminated against an Asian job applicant when it rejected his application in favour of a white applicant, even though he was the highest-scoring candidate in the interview, rules a Manchester industrial tribunal (Chair: C T Grazin) in Umerji v Blackburn Borough Council.

Mohammed Umerji, a part-time employee on a short-term contract with Blackburn Borough Council, was one of six candidates interviewed by a three-person panel for the full-time post of welfare rights officer with the council.