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Taylor v XLN Telecom Ltd and others

race discrimination | victimisation | awards for injury to health and injury to feelings

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that employees who successfully claim discrimination are entitled to be compensated for any injury to health or injury to feelings caused by the act complained of, even if they were unaware that the act complained of was discriminatory.

Mr Taylor, who is black, was promoted to team leader at XLN Telecom (XLN), which became concerned about his performance.