Police to speak to owner to ensure sign is removed
SRtRC were asked to comment on a story about a hardware shop in Crowborough which was selling laundry bags, advertised as ‘immigrant bags’ (sign pictured on right).
Police are trying to speak to the owner to ask them to remove the sign and following a report from Cllr Rob Jarrett of Brighton and Hove Council
SRtRC told The Argus newspaper that the campaign had seen “increased levels of racism towards people perceived to be immigrants fuelled by the way immigration has been discussed by politicians and the media over the past decade.”
“The shop owner may not see the offence created, but their intentions are not relevant.
“As an employer and shop used by the public, they are subject to the general duty of the Equality Act 2010 which means they must have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and foster good relations between different groups.”
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