Dr Iqbal Kahn, 38, reached a settlement out of court ahead of an industrial tribunal which was expected to last a week. He was made redundant by the company two years ago from a pounds 20,000 a year post as a senior chemist. He subsequently was re-employed as a pounds 14,000 a year assistant chemist. Applications for more senior posts were rejected.Reuse content
An Asian research chemist won pounds 15,000 damages after alleging that he was unfairly selected for redundancy because of his race. The company, a major chemicals group, which has insisted on a confidentiality clause in the settlement, has also promoted him two grades which is worth pounds 2,400 a year in salary.