This is a preview. To continue reading, register for free access now. Register now or Log in

£28,500 award in race case

  • expand disabled

    Johnson v (1) Armitage (2) Marsden (3) HM Prison Service [1995] IT/18510/93 (0 other reports)

A black prison officer who was subjected to "a campaign of appalling treatment" over a period of almost two years is awarded compensation of £28,500, including a record £21,000 for injury to feelings, by a London South industrial tribunal (Chair: E R Donnelly) in Johnson v (1) Armitage (2) Marsden (3) HM Prison Service.

From mid-1991 up to and beyond his industrial tribunal application in March 1993, Claude Johnson, a prison officer at Brixton prison, was ostracised by fellow prison officers following his complaint about the manhandling of a black prisoner by officers.