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BMA settles in race discrimination cases

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7449.1154-d (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1154
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The BMA has paid £130 000 to settle racial discrimination claims brought jointly by five Indian doctors who say the organisation unfairly refused to back them in discrimination litigation against their employers. The settlement was reached hours before a Manchester employment trial was to begin hearing the case.

    The five doctors will share the award, but, like the BMA, they will have to bear their own legal costs. The details of individual settlements remain confidential. The five are Fahtima Farook from Cardiff, Sheedhar Vasdo Vaidya from the East Midlands, Kumar Ghosh from Manchester, Vijay …

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