GCHQ preparing for racism legal battle

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) will face allegations of racism as a former civil servant looks to take his ex-employers to an employment tribunal.

Alfred Bacchus, who resigned as GCHQ’s press officer in August 2010, claims that he was bullied because of his ethnicity and victimised for being a whistleblower.

According to The Telegraph, the case circles around a 28-page report that was completed in 2010 but never fully published, suggesting that black and Asian workers at GCHQ complained of a racist culture.

GCHQ said: "We are of the view that Mr Bacchus's claims against GCHQ are without foundation and will be strongly contesting them at the employment tribunal."

The secretive civil service body employs 5,500 staff.

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