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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It was superseded by the Race Relations Act (1976).
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.
He and his wife Jacqueline, 32 had been sued for pounds 20,000 damages under the Race Relations Act by Frank Walters, 52, and his wife Sandra, 53, now living in Longtown, Cumbria.
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.
A third Race Relations Act was passed in 1976, which significantly strengthened the law.
He brought a case of discrimination under the Race Relations Act against the Labour Party in 1998.
Commission chiefs wrote to forces warning they could potentially be sued over breaches of the Race Relations Act.
But Qaiser Razzak of the EHRC said it would be "powerless" to prosecute as the Cornish are not established as a "racial group" under 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.
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.