Gurkhas set to take Government to the High Court

first_imgGurkha soldiers from Nepal have won the right to take a case alleging racialdiscrimination against the British Government to the High Court. The Gurkhas are claiming discrimination in at least 20 different areas –including pay, pension, religion, dress code and living conditions – whileserving with the British Army. In May, lawyers for the soldiers filed fordamages at the High Court in a claim, which if successful, could cost the MoDup to £2bn. Phil Shiner, a solicitor with the Public Interest Lawyers group, which isacting for the Gurkhas, told Personnel Today a decision from the High Courtcould be made before Christmas. The Gurkhas are to present 20 test cases, and claim that 30,000 Nepaleseretired from service without the pensions they should have received, and thatwidows were not properly compensated for their loss. The case is to be arguedby Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife, Cherie Booth. Gurkhas set to take Government to the High CourtOn 3 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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