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Footballer wins race discrimination claim against Football Club

A tribunal has ruled that a black footballer was racially victimised before being unfairly dismissed by Gillingham FC.

Mark McCammon took legal action against the football club for race discrimination after being dismissed for alleged gross misconduct last year.

Mark McCammon told the tribunal that he and other black players at the club were treated differently from white players. He told the tribunal that he was ordered to come into the ground amid ‘treacherous’ snowy driving conditions while some white players were told they were required.

He also claimed the Club tried to’ frustrate him out’ by refusing to pay for his medical care. He told the tribunal that he was only offered NHS treatment for an injury while a white team mate was flown to Dubai to see a specialist physiotherapist.

This is the first race victimisation case that a footballer has brought before an employment tribunal, in a public forum. McCammon has made British legal history.

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Clare McDairmant, Solicitor, Just Employment Solicitors

 

 

 

Clare McDairmant, Solicitor, Just Employment Solicitors.

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