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Scottish abattoir worker's 'race abuse' in Cornwall

A Scottish man has told a tribunal he was the victim of bullying and racial abuse by English workers at a Cornish slaughterhouse.

Mark Lynch, 39, from Glasgow alleged the abuse from colleagues was "relentless" during the seven years he worked at the abattoir in Launceston.

Mr Lynch claims unfair dismissal and racial discrimination against Jaspers (Treburley) Ltd in Cornwall.

The firm said it rejected the claims made at the tribunal in Exeter, Devon.

Mr Lynch said that local workers had made threats of violence against him and sabotaged his equipment which "could have caused serious injury".

They verbally abused him using names such as "sweaty sock... Jock and Scottie", the tribunal was told.

'Management took part'

Mr Lynch said false allegations were also made which led to him becoming suspended and given a final written warning - allegations that were unproven because they were part of a "witchhunt".

The tribunal heard the bullying and intimidation had forced him to quit.

Mr Lynch said he had raised the race allegations in meetings.

He told the hearing: "They promised me they would put an end to it. The management were often there and often took part."

He claimed no single non English worker received the full pay share and that some of his fellow workers had made false bullying allegations against him.

The case continues.

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