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Santander UK causes 2.8m Damage to Employee

06th May 2010
Allegations of race discrimination appear to have stuck on Santander UK in a high-profile legal battle that has made UK history on a number of accounts. Santander UK is the UK bank previously known as Abbey National and taken over in 2004 by Emilio Bot... Read >

What Drives Unethical Behaviour? Lessons from F1 McLaren Mercedes driver featuring Santander UK

18th March 2010
The way organisations conduct themselves can affect lives. Organisations continually face ethical issues. Unethical behaviours can lead to highly visible and expensive consequences. Nevertheless, organisations and their staff at times do behave unethicall... Read >

Types of Ethical Issues, illustrated by Lewis Hamilton Formula One featuring Abbey Santander UK

09th March 2010
The way in which organisations conduct their activities can affect people both individually and/or collectively as a society. Organisations constantly have to consider ethical issues in conducting their activities. But what types of ethical issues do they... Read >

Unethical Behaviour Drivers from Emilio Botin Abbey Grupo Santander banking UK retail bank

05th November 2009
The high profile Employment Tribunal (ET) case Chagger v Abbey National plc & Hopkins (2006) highlights some of the drivers of unethical corporate behaviour. The ET that heard the case found unfairness and race discrimination; it ordered Abbey Banco Santa... Read >

Ethical Behaviour Risk Factors lessons from Emilio Botin Abbey Santander 2009

17th September 2009
Some of the factors that increase the risk of unethical behaviour in organisations are illustrated by the high-profile legal case Chagger v Abbey National plc & Hopkins (2006), in which the Employment Tribunal made a finding of unlawful racial discriminat... Read >

Importance of RR65 Race Relations Act Questionnaire demonstrated by Banco Santander Group

31st July 2009
The importance of the Race Relations Act Questionnaire RR65 is highlighted by the high-profile Chagger v Abbey National plc & Hopkins (2006) UK legal case, where the Employment Tribunal made a finding of race discrimination, which subsequently led to the ... Read >

Redundancy Selection Procedure Lessons from the Santander Banking Group

21st July 2009
A stark reminder that selecting an employee for redundancy with an unfair and/or discriminatory redundancy selection procedure can leave the employer exposed to allegations of unfairness and discrimination from the employee is provided by the high-profile... Read >

Suing Your Employer: The Uphill Battle

04th July 2009
The intense struggle employees, who have suffered employment related discrimination, can expect to experience when challenging a powerful employer is somewhat illustrated by the high-profile legal case Chagger v Abbey National plc & Hopkins (2006). The Em... Read >

Appeal Stages and Court Structure in Employment Disputes

23rd June 2009
The high-profile Chagger v Abbey National plc & Hopkins [2006] legal case, where the Employment Tribunal's verdict of race discrimination led to the record £2.8 million compensation award, is due to be heard by the Court of Appeal next month (July 2009).... Read >

Proving Race Discrimination in Employment

11th June 2009
Direct race discrimination is when an organisation (or an employee of the organisation) treats a person less favourably than someone else on racial grounds. Proving direct race discrimination is not trivial. The burden of proof is on the employee alleging... Read >