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Race discrimination: White woman told to discriminate against black people was herself racially discriminated against

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    Weathersfield Ltd t/a Van & Truck Rentals v Sargent [1999] IRLR 94 CA (0 other reports)

A white woman who left her job with a vehicle rental company because she objected to its policy of not hiring vehicles to black people was herself the victim of unlawful race discrimination, holds the Court of Appeal in Weathersfield Ltd (t/a Van & Truck Rentals) v Sargent 10.12.98 Court of Appeal. By constructively dismissing her, the company treated her less favourably than employees who did apply its policy; and such treatment was "on racial grounds".