Immigration team ‘used racist terms’

    Immigration staff often use racially offensive language to describe
    ethnic minorities, an employment tribunal was told last week.

    Jamil Ahmed and Raja Khan, who work in the immigration and
    nationality directorate at London Bridge, are suing the Home Office
    for racial discrimination. The Home Office is contesting the
    claims.

    The pair told the tribunal at Croydon that colleagues regularly
    called black and Asian people “savages” and “spear chuckers” in
    their presence.

    Ahmed also claimed he was repeatedly excluded from applying for
    jobs because of his race.

    The tribunal is to hear that the complaints were internally
    investigated by assistant director Rolf Toolin, who demanded that
    the behaviour should stop. No action was taken on his
    recommendations.

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