'Ostracism' | Workers' refusal to take lift with black colleague exposes HR failings on race

Workers' refusal to take lift with black colleague exposes HR failings on race

An accountant has won a discrimination case after a judge ruled that several colleagues refused to get in a lift with her because of her race.

According to an employment tribunal, Cheryl Spragg, an account manager at Richemont UK who is of Jamaican heritage, held the lift door open but was “deliberately ignored” by four colleagues, who were even alleged to have pulled faces at each other during the incident, while one made a “whipping noise”, according to the legal proceedings.

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