A law student has won thousands of pounds in compensation from a Chinese restaurant after it sacked him for being white.
David O’Neill had been working as a waiter to help pay for his degree but was sacked when workers were brought in from China.
Unable to afford a solicitor, the 19-year-old – who has only just begun his studies – decided to represent himself in a tribunal.
Mr O’Neill started working at the Ocean Dragon restaurant, in the centre of Birmingham, in May 2010. When a Chinese manager took over in October that year, he cut Mr O’Neill’s shifts from 25 hours a week to six – and eventually to nothing.