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Trust accused of racism in awarding payments

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:269
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted that its procedures for the allocation of discretionary payments may be flawed after two senior consultants took the trust to an employment tribunal alleging racial discrimination

    Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust agreed a settlement with orthopaedic surgeon Maher Halawa and neurosurgeon Jagdev Mohan after the tribunal had sat for four days.

    Evidence presented during the tribunal suggested that the trust's process of giving awards was subjective and smacked of racism. Both Mr Halawa and Mr Mohan were at the top of the consultant pay scale and had been practising for over …

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