Englishman wins Irish race case
Wow, this is a new one. An Englishman has been awarded 20,000 euros ($30,000) because he says he was taunted by his Irish coworkers while working as a pipe fitter in Ireland. He claims that they called him "the Brit" and would consistently recomend that he be sent in for dangerous jobs. When it came time to sack somebody, he says he was selected specifically because he is English.
An English pipe fitter has been awarded 20,000 euro (£15,630) in compensation after being racially abused in his Irish workplace.
The man, who was based in Dublin, complained that colleagues had taunted him because of where he came from.
They would say "send the Brit in" to clear the way if they had to enter potentially dangerous spaces at work.
Negative reports about England's performance in the 2006 World Cup were also read aloud in his presence.
He said some colleagues never spoke to him and others deliberately sang Irish songs of a political nature in his presence.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told an equality tribunal that shortly after joining the firm in April 2006 the abuse reached a point where he ate lunch in his car instead of the canteen.