Couple ‘told they couldn’t adopt a white child because of their Indian heritage’ win £120,000 in landmark discrimination case (The Telegraph)
Couple ‘told they couldn’t adopt a white child because of their Indian heritage’ win £120,000 in landmark discrimination case
A British couple have won nearly £120,000 in damages following a landmark discrimination case after they were told they could not adopt a “white child” because of their Indian heritage.
The judge made a declaration that the council “directly discriminated” against the couple in the provision of adoption services on the grounds of race.
Following the ruling Mr and Mrs Mander, who work as Vice President in charge of sales at an IT company and as a programme manager, respectively, said: “This decision ensures that no matter what race, religion or colour you are, you should be treated equally and assessed for adoption in the same way as any other prospective adopter.”