David Stephenson acted for Miss Josiah last year in her claim for race discrimination and victimisation under the Race Relations Act 1976. The Employment Tribunal found that Miss Josiah had been unlawfully suspended by the Respondent’s officers after voicing her concerns about racial bias towards black defendants. Even after it was decided that she should be re-instated, it was another four months before she was allowed to resume sitting on cases in Enfield. The Employment Tribunal made no ruling as to alleged race bias by magistrates, but upheld her claim against the Ministry of Justice that she was victimised after complaining of race discrimination.
David Stephenson recently represented Miss Josiah at her remedy hearing in her claim for injury to feelings, aggravated and exemplary damages. Judgment is eagerly awaited.