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Hundal v Initial Security Ltd & anor - Need for British accent [2006] EAT

Mr Hundal appealed to the EAT, mainly against the Reading Employment Tribunal's decision that his race discrimination claim failed. Initial Security, his employer, persuaded the tribunal  that having a clear English accent was a requirement for his job.

His appeal was based on an assertion that the tribunal's judgment did not make it clear that they had properly applied the two stage "shifting of the burden of proof" provisions of Race Relations Act 1976 s.54A and the associated "Barton" case guidelines.

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