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BMA has to pay £815000 in damages for indirect racial discrimination

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1541
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The BMA was ordered last week to pay £814877 ($1.2m; €1.3m) compensation to an Asian surgeon after the association refused repeated requests to assist him in race discrimination claims against the medical training authorities over recognition of his training.

    The Manchester employment tribunal ruled that the BMA was itself guilty of indirect race discrimination in refusing to support race discrimination claims by its members against royal colleges, specialty advisory committees of royal colleges, postgraduate deans, or the specialist training authority. The tribunal cleared the association of direct discrimination in refusing to support Rajendra Chaudhary's claims. But the BMA was found guilty …

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