UK civil servant sues over black female colleague getting $72K higher salary

UK civil servant sues over black female colleague getting $72K higher salary


A senior civil servant is suing the British government for sex and race discrimination because a black female colleague is paid $72,000 a year more than he, according to reports.

Matthew Parr is one of five HM inspectors of constabulary overseeing the UK’s police forces, with an annual salary of more than $185,000 and an $11,000 living allowance, Metro UK reported from a tribunal hearing Tuesday.

But after taking the job, he found out that a colleague, Wendy Williams, was getting paid $257,500 — more than she was initially offered because her bosses feared being accused of discrimination, the report said.

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He is suing current UK Home Secretary Priti Patel in what is believed to be the first case of its kind, the Telegraph said.

“This is a question of fairness. I am a white male — my race and sex had a clear influence [over] decisions on my pay,” he said, according to Metro UK.

“It is also

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