Hastings v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Case No: 2300394/2016
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Race Discrimination; Unfair Dismissal; Investigations; Fair Procedures

The claimant worked as an IT analyst with the respondent NHS Trust. He was of Black and Afro-Caribbean origin. The case centred around an incident when the claimant was driving into a hospital car park. It was alleged that a van driver swore at the claimant “using the c-word,” and called him “f***ing stupid”. The van driver, however, argued that it was the claimant who had sworn and assaulted him. It was also alleged that numerous references were made regarding the claimant’s race and skin colour.

The claimant called the hospital’s security office for help, but no assistance arrived. He was suspended although allegations that there was a racial element to the incident were not properly

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This article is correct at 29/11/2018

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