Tribunal ruling is bad news for Ford

first_imgFordis concerned that an employment tribunal ruling last week has tarnished itsimage as a leader in diversity.Themotor firm was ordered to pay £150,000 damages to employee Shinder Nagra afterracial abuse at the firm’s Dagenham, Essex plant in 1995. Theemployment tribunal slammed Ford’s HR practices, describing them as‘oppressive’ and an ’empty gesture’.Thecompany accepts the tribunal’s findings but is worried the case will ruin thehard work it has done to improve diversity.  SurinderSharma, director of diversity for Ford Europe, defended the company’sequalities stance, claiming it has been mainstreamed in the company since thecase.Hesaid Ford champions the benefits of diversity. It has led to 35 per cent –around 3,500 of 10,000 applications for the graduate trainee scheme – beingblack or Asian.”Wehave possibly done more than any other company in the country on diversity.This case is not a true reflection of where Ford is today,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. Tribunal ruling is bad news for FordOn 10 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img