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    http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0812/employment.html



    Racially abused worker awarded 20K
    Tuesday, 12 August 2008 13:36
    An English pipe fitter who was racially abused in his Irish workplace has been awarded 20,000 in compensation.

    The man, who worked for an engineering company on a Dublin building site, claimed colleagues called him names and frequently ganged-up on him to sing Irish rebel songs.

    Some workers never spoke to him and whenever staff had to enter tanks or dangerous spaces they would say 'send the Brit in' to make the way safe.

    AdvertisementNegative reports about England in newspapers and the performance of the country's football team in the 2006 World Cup were also read out in his presence.


    Two months after starting work the man was made redundant and said he was sacked instead of a less experienced Irish worker because he was British.

    When the issue of redundancy arose he said one other worker stated aloud: 'The Brit should be sacked and an Irish man should not be let go.'

    Another said to the supervisor: 'No Irish man is going out of the gate while we employ a Brit.'

    He described his supervisor as intimidating and claimed he joined in with the abuse, even sniggering and laughing.

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    Slagging someone over a football team now constitutes racism! There must be thousands of Dubs in for big compo

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    There is an endemic racism in Ireland and its time this bigotry and prejudice was stamped out. Had it been in the States the man could have taken the firm to the cleaners, still it sets a precedence for all of those on the receiving end of such ignorance.

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    Sounds nasty. I wonder if the perpetrators feel the least bit guilty about it? Hopefully it will result in the company (and others) clamping down on behaviour like that.

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    Negative reports about England in newspapers and the performance of the country's football team in the 2006 World Cup were also read out in his presence
    Dear oh dear.

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    I think this is great news.

    Unionists take note. Irish law will defend you should you become the victim of harrassment by our own homegrown idiots.

    Another step towards a United Ireland. Happy days.
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    'A night with Derek Warfield' for the Christmas party in the Helix was probably the last straw.

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    Typical! - centuries of racism the other way and he gets a payout.

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    It's complete nonsense. He must be pretty fkn sensitive to think that slagging a football team constitutes racism. And the part about people discussing his being sacked for being a "Brit" in his presence sounds implausible. An opinion shared by those who otherwise fell for his claim.

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    He better not read this site. :P

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