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CPS faces racial discrimination claim from top Asian prosecutor January 17, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in anti-black, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist.
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BRITAIN’S most senior female Asian prosecutor has claimed she suffered racial discrimination and victimisation at the hands of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Madhu Rai, Chief Crown Prosecutor of Gwent, is taking the CPS to an employment tribunal in connection with her treatment by senior management.

Her claim is one of five race discrimination complaints that the CPS is facing, and undoubtedly the most serious.

Ms Rai was appointed in 2005 by the new director of public prosecutions, Ken Macdonald QC, who five years ago admitted the CPS was “institutionally racist”.

Her appointment was seen as a breakthrough for equality campaigners, and she has since been tipped as a possible contender for first Asian leader of the CPS.

But three of the other claimants battling the CPS are also black or Asian, giving rise to concerns that there has been little progress since Mr Macdonald’s declaration.

Ms Rai is now on “temporary assignment” at the national headquarters in London, according to the CPS Gwent website. However it is believed that she was initially suspended from her post, and only reinstated after she appealed over the bullying allegation.

The CPS refused to comment, and would not confirm how many allegations of racism it was facing. A spokesperson said, “These are internal employment matters.”

But there are several cases in progress or pending. In one case due to be heard next month a female CPS barrister alleges that white colleagues were paid more and promoted ahead of her, despite having less experience.

 

 C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: icnetwork.co.uk

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