Call our Sales Team on 0208 912 2120

Hire firm denies racist policy

10th October 1996
Page 12
Page 12, 10th October 1996 — Hire firm denies racist policy
Noticed an error?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.

Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• A Welsh truck and van hire company that had to pay £5,000 compensation to a former employee because of its rental vetting policy is to appeal against the decision.

Weathersfield Van and Truck Rentals of Cwmbran, Gwent was ordered to pay £5,000 to Veronica Sargent after a Cardiff industrial tribunal found it had instructed her not to rent vehicles to blacks or Asians. Sargent quit her job as a receptionist at Weathersfield's after only two days because she felt too upset to carry on working when told of the company's policy. The company denies operating a racist policy but admits Sargent would have been told not to rent to "skinheads or pot-smoking Rasta men" Weathersfield managing director Paul CavaIli says: "I abhor racism and 5% of our business is with ethnic minorities so it doesn't make sense from a commercial point of view let alone an ethical one."

comments powered by Disqus