White woman wins right to take racist co-workers to tribunal March 3, 2007Posted by Winter in race matters.
Pat Gravell, 45, says that her former employer Bexley Council did nothing to stamp out the racist emails and text messages.
Although she is white and British, she says that she was harassed by the remarks because she found them distressing and offensive. The former homeless prevention officer from Bexleyheath, Kent, says she hopes to force employers to tackle casual racism in the workplace.
This is interesting. If you don’t have to be a person of color to experience racism as a form of harassment, being able to complain could put pressure on employers to stamp it out. I used to work in a council office myself where the racism was absolutely appalling. Since everyone in the office was white, they presumed they would get away with it and did.