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Scottish worker loses Cornwall racism claim

A Scottish worker has lost his claim for racism at a Cornish abattoir.

Mark Lynch, 39, originally from Govan in Glasgow, claimed the racial abuse was "'relentless" at Jaspers slaughterhouse in Launceston.

The firm rejected the claim which was dismissed by an employment tribunal in Exeter.

But the tribunal accepted he had been unfairly dismissed with a "sham" disciplinary hearing, and awarded him £20,700 compensation.

Mr Lynch, from Launceston, accused workers of calling him "sweaty sock, Scottie, Jock".

Lynch 'disappointed'

He also claimed his colleagues said Scots were only good for "tossing the caber and curling" and branded Glasgow the "murder and Aids capital of Europe".

But tribunal judge Hugh Parker dismissed the racism claim, saying: "We are not persuaded that such comments were made at a particular time by particular people on a particular day."

Mr Lynch was accused by two fellow workers of "verbal and mental bullying".

Mr Parker said the disciplinary hearing was a "set-up and sham".

Mr Lynch said after the case: "I am disappointed but I am glad I aired the issue."

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