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Amec cleared of race discrimination claims

Amec Utilities was last week cleared of racial discrimination against a Pakistani engineer at the Cardiff Employment Tribunal.

Qamar Mohammed Malik had claimed that Amec Utilities turned him down for an interview when he applied in his own name, only to find himself called for one when he applied under a fictitious double-barrelled British alias (NCE 8 November).

Malik, who has lived in Wales since 1964, told an employment tribunal in Cardiff last month that Amec ignored his CV in November last year because of his "foreign-sounding" name.

The tribunal nevertheless found in Amec's favour.

"The unanimous judgment of the tribunal is that the claimant's claim of race discrimination is not well founded, and is dismissed," states the tribunal's judgement.

Amec welcomed the ruling and a spokesman added: "Our code of business conduct, which all of our people are required to follow, makes it clear that discrimination on racial or other prohibited grounds is not tolerated under any circumstances."

Malik, who now works as a civil engineer in Canary Wharf, London, told NCE he was very disappointed with the decision. He said he was unlikely to take the matter further to the High Court.


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