Race Relations Act 1976

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Race Relations Act 1976

A UK Act of Parliament which makes it unlawful to discriminate, directly or indirectly, on grounds of race, skin colour, nationality, national origin or ethnic origin.
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The issue was whether the employer could be liable for the abuse under the Race Relations Act, even though neither Manning nor his audience were hotel agents or employees.
1965: The new Race Relations Act comes into force today making racial discrimination unlawful in public places.
1968: Race discrimination law tightened The new Race Relations Act has come into force, making it illegal to refuse housing, employment or public services to people because of their ethnic background.
He brought a case of discrimination under the Race Relations Act against the Labour Party in 1998.
Mr Gove's decision-making process was also unlawful "because of his failure to discharge relevant statutory equality duties under the Sex Discrimination Act, Race Relations Act and Disability Discrimination Act.
Commission chiefs wrote to forces warning they could potentially be sued over breaches of the Race Relations Act.
They said it may be arguable that a special exemption should be provided under the Race Relations Act to allow Jewish faith schools to operate such admissions policies.
A court said the far-right party broke the Race Relations Act by restricting membership to "indigenous Caucasians".
The union believes the Race Relations Act may make it illegal for BNP members to serve as school governors.
Officials said they believed the BNP's constitution and membership criteria may discriminate on the grounds of race and colour, contrary to the Race Relations Act.
But Chris Myant, from CRE Wales, said: "This is unlawful under the Race Relations Act.
I would remind the Anglos that if they were to make similar comments about having a Muslim or black PM they'd be done under the Race Relations Act.