Employers in UK would rather pay than amend their racist behaviour because it costs less that way.
Settlements – Kings College, Imperial College, University of Sheffield, University of Wales, QUB:
Mr Deman has won on his own in the Tribunals with some assistance of the Council for Ethnic Minority, two claims of victimisation and one of race discrimination and, with the assistance of his QC, 3 claims against Greenwich and 21 settled with the QUB after a long drawn battle for 10 yeras. However due to the Respondents and the Tribunals’ starvation tactics this case cost him twice the amount he recovered. In fact when the Respondents' legal team failed to do good job for them then most of the Tribunal Chairmen come as White Kningths to rescue them. He has also settled 6 claims with the assistance of CEM & a senior colleague Mr Albert Titteirngton of QUB, 3 claims against the King’s College, Imperial College (1), Sheffield University (1) and University of Wales Swansea (1), and 21 claims against the Queens University of Belfast for substantial amounts. However, the process of litigation is very stressful and the cost of litigation on some matters of principle, which he raised in the superior courts, far exceeded the recovery and the rest of the money he has donated to the charitable organisations. He has taken up cases only to satisfy his conscience and not as a means of profiting from the awards. You may not have read anything about Mr Deman’s successes in the union newsletter or newspaper. On the other hand the union has glorified some less compelling and trivial cases to appear as if they have also been doing something, off cousre, for window dressing.
Grapevine or Institutionalised Racism:
Since the findings in Mr Deman’s cases against a number of universities in the HE sector he has been unable to find a job due to grapevine effect. This is a belated acknowledgement by Mr Kline and the UCU’s recent campaign for "Race Equality" although apparently only for tactical reasons to get the support of ethnic minority members in the UCU elections. The Guardian put it very eloquently as follows: “As the UCU today launches its race equality campaign it is high time to ask what is being done? Far from celebrating the growing diversity of UK university staff and students, the HE sector is almost doing the opposite. There has been collective employers in the university sector to tackle race discrimination and racism, or even accept it exists”.