Specialist Lawyers At Irwin Mitchell Representing Driver In High Profile Case Against Global Logistics Firm
A sub-contracted driver who was delivering packages for DHL Parcel UK Limited is today (4 July) seeking financial compensation at an Employment Tribunal after claiming he was the victim of racial discrimination.
Kevin Bijou, worked as a delivery driver on a sub contracted basis at DHL’s Nottingham depot between November 2014 and September 2020.
Kevin, who is of Jamaican Indian ethnicity, alleges that he was subject to an ongoing campaign of abuse that constituted unfavourable treatment, harassment and victimisation as a result of his race.
The main series of events reported by Kevin started in October 2017 and include allegations that he faced racist abusive language along with harassment and threatening behaviour in relation to his race whilst at work.
In addition to seeking compensation for financial loss as a result of being dismissed in 2020, he is claiming an injury to feelings award. He also wants a declaration that DHL discriminated against him on the grounds of race.
DHL denies all allegations.
Siobhan Mulrey, a Senior Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell who is representing Kevin, said:
Expert Opinion“This is a significant and high profile case on the issue of race discrimination in the workplace. Although Kevin was not directly employed by DHL, he is still afforded protection against being subjected to discriminatory treatment under Section 41 of the Equality Act 2010.
“Kevin remains deeply upset by the events that unfolded and the impact these have had on him. The tribunal will now thoroughly examine Kevin’s concerns. If the tribunal finds issues in the way he was treated it’s vital that lessons are learned.”
Siobhan Mulrey - Senior Associate Solicitor
The hearing starts on 4 July, 2022 at the East Midland Employment Tribunal and is listed for five weeks.