Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

MoJA respected consultant anaesthetist has issued a legal claim after alleging that he had been subjected to discrimination at the NHS hospital he works at in Manchester.

Dr Kamran Abbas issued his claim for direct race discrimination in the Employment Tribunal after he claimed that he had been treated in a discriminatory fashion after he was demoted from a prestigious post at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Dr Abbas has given evidence to the Employment Tribunal that both he and consultant surgeon Mr Jarrod Homer were given final written warnings after an aggressive verbal altercation outside a surgery theatre but that  he was demoted from his role as Clinical Director of Anaesthesia whereas Mr Homer was not and, further, that the Manchester Royal Infirmary supported Mr Homer’s award of a professorship at the University of Manchester.

The verbal altercation occurred at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in April last year after Mr Homer asked for his preferred anaesthetist to undertake an operation with him, rather than Dr Abbas, as Mr Homer incorrectly believed that Dr Abbas was responsible for the death of a patient the year before. Both consultants told each other to “f*** off” before the confrontation became physical. After the incident the management staff at the hospital suspended both Dr Abbas and Mr Homer and they were subsequently given final written warnings as a result of their misconduct. However, Dr Abbas claims that the panel at the disciplinary hearing in May 2013 was “bordering on the sycophantic” to Mr Homer, while Dr Abbas was subjected to a “kangaroo court”, that he was spoken to “rudely”, that he was questioned “aggressively”, and that Dr Abbas believed that a decision had been made before the panel heard the evidence.

Dr Abbas stated in his witness statement to the Employment Tribunal: “It is my absolute belief that the sanction that was imposed on me was so much greater than that imposed on Jarrod Homer, in circumstances where his sanction must and should have been far greater than mine, was down to the fact that I was the only British Asian/BME individual in the room.” Dr Abbas has also accused the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust of being “institutionally racist”.

Dr Abbas has not commented on the case at this stage.

A spokeswoman for the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust declined to comment on the case.

Chris Hadrill, a specialist employment solicitor at Redmans, commented on the case: “In order to succeed with his case Dr Abbas must show that he has been treated less favourably than Mr Homer and, crucially, that the reason for any less favourable treatment is the fact that he has British Asian/BME. The Employment Tribunal will decide this issue after all the evidence has been heard.”

The Employment Tribunal hearing continues.

 

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

Share →

Our awards

Request a callback

Your first name (required)

Your last name (required)

Your email (required)

Your telephone number (required)

Brief details of your enquiry

Contact us

Please feel free to discuss your own position and concerns. Contact your nearest office on:

T: 020 3397 3603
E: enquiries@redmans.co.uk
W: www.redmans.co.uk

Testimonials

4.76 Average

204 Reviews

Anonymous

Excellent advice and customer service.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Aneet G

I would definitely recommend Redmans. Very impressed with service provided. They were extremely proactive in handling my case which made things easier for me. Provided sound advice and resolution. Special credit for this goes to Chris who dealt with my case with great determination and consideration.

Posted 1 month ago

Fern M

Very efficient and friendly

Posted 1 month ago

Neville S

A professional and friendly service, which I would highly recommend.

Posted 1 month ago

Daniel T

Extremely helpful and made a bad situation much more manageable. Where other solicitors seemed disinterested in my situation Redmans immediately made me feel like it was a team effort to achieve a more favourable outcome

Posted 1 month ago

Paul T

Excellent, quick and informative. Chris was a real star and gave me confidence during the uncertainty if a redundancy settlement.

Posted 1 month ago

Marina E

Felt in very capable hands was listened to and given excellent advice. Would not hesitate to recomend and use again if needed.

Posted 1 month ago

Rosa B

Fabulous service all round.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Redmans were quick to respond to my enquiry and dealt with my case professionally and personably. I received sound advice and was put at ease by Chris Hadrill, Partner.

Posted 1 month ago

Alkhas K

Excellent service.

Posted 1 month ago

Mathias G

Contacted them regarding my end of employment agreement. Chris Hadrill dealt with it and was done and handed back to employer same day more than happy with there service.

Posted 2 months ago

Mark W

Most professional from start to finish offering very a personal service. Most impressive and quick when dealing with the matters in hand.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Posted 3 months ago

submit

I am very glad I came across Redmans Solicitors. Fantastic service!

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Fantastic communication, always happy to answer queries, highly recommended.

Posted 3 months ago

Wavenie B

They were very straight to the point, friendly and understanding people. I felt they had my best interest. They were easy to get hold of, replies were almost instant. 5/5 for customer service

Posted 3 months ago

Christina P

Caroline was fantastic to work with - extremely knowledgeable, supportive, thorough and honest. I definitely recommend Redmans!

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Very well done and fast support. Professional and reliable. Highly recommended!

Posted 3 months ago

Helene L

They were very knowledgable in the respected area in terms of change in law/regulations that is crucial for the clients who are seeking for legal arvice.

Posted 3 months ago

Sara R

Very helpful and wonderful advice

Posted 3 months ago

Marie D

very good service all digitalised

Posted 3 months ago