Prohibited conduct: sample questions—race discrimination
Prohibited conduct: sample questions—race discrimination

The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Prohibited conduct: sample questions—race discrimination
  • Part A
  • Statement of facts
  • Analysis of treatment
  • Questions about harassment
  • Questions about grievances
  • Questions about similar complaints
  • Questions about treatment of alleged harasser
  • Questions about recruitment
  • Part B
  • more

Part A

Statement of facts

  1. 1

    I commenced my employment with the company on [insert date] as an administrative assistant.

  2. 2

    On [insert date] I saw an advertisement on the company’s intranet for an office manager post. One of the requirements was GCSEs in English and maths.

  3. 3

    I am from the United States and have a high school diploma which I maintain is at least equivalent to GCSE English and maths.

  4. 4

    I approached Ms A in the human resources department and said I was interested in applying for the post. I explained what qualifications I had.

  5. 5

    She told me I was not eligible to apply and that as she understood it, it was possible to get a high school diploma off the back of a cereal packet.

  6. 6

    I was offended by her remarks and told her so.

  7. 7

    She responded ‘So what are you going to do, invade my country?’

  8. 8

    I was astonished and upset and terminated the conversation.

  9. 9

    On [insert date] I applied for the post of office manager in any event.

  10. 10

    On [insert date] I submitted a grievance under the company’s grievance procedure about Ms A’s behaviour.

  11. 11

    On [insert date] I received a letter from Mr B informing me that I had not been shortlisted for the office manager’s post because I