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Manager guilty of discrimination after raising concerns about employee’s English abilities

A Transport for London (TfL) employee has won a discrimination and victimisation claim after he was told by his manager he had been excluded from taking part in training and conference calls because English was not his first language.

The London South tribunal ruled Mr A Khawaja, a Pakistani man employed by TfL as a principal tunnel traffic coordinator on the tube network, had been treated less favourably by his manager because of his race when it came to the allocation of training opportunities.

Khawaja, who had previously worked for TfL through an agency before joining as an employee in October 2016, alleged his supervisor Susan Clarke had denied him access to training opportunities by preventing him from taking part in conference calls and ‘huddles’ in the office.

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July 10, 2019

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