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Palmer v Dunedin Canmore Housing Association Ltd - No victimisation contrary to Race Relations Act [2006] EAT

This case is a good example of the fact that although unlawful discrimination is always unreasonable, the converse is not true - not all unreasonable conduct directed towards an employee is unlawful discrimination.

In this case a Ms Islam had brought tribunal proceedings against a residential care home claiming race discrimination. The manager of the home wanted to interview other staff. One of these, Ms Palmer, failed to turn up to the interview and later gave evidence on behalf of Ms Islam in her tribunal case. Ms Palmer then had £150 docked off her annual bonus.

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