I stood up to Santander’s racially motivated wrongdoing
How it reacted will amaze you
British courts ruled that the high street bank Santander UK, its Directors, and its Heads, were racially motivated in throwing me wrongfully out of my job.
They also ruled that Santander had breached its own written contract of employment with me by under-paying me thousands of pounds of wages.
One of the many arguments Santander made to our courts in its defence was that British law allows discrimination against people based on their skin colour and that it had done nothing wrong whatsoever. But, our courts re-iterated that discrimination against people based on their skin colour is unlawful in Britain.
In their judgements, our courts highlighted that the Santander Directors and Heads had failed to perform properly the duties expected of them by British statutes.
They highlighted that one of those Directors, namely Steven Oon, had disclosed to them that he was paid discretionary annual bonuses of around £450,000 on top of his salary.
Of another of those Heads, namely Nigel Hopkins, our courts highlighted that the testimony he gave to them under oath was ‘contradictory’, ‘inconsistent’, and ‘changing’. In ordinary everyday words, he lied under an oath taken solemnly to serve our courts truthfully.
Our courts considered it necessary to highlight that after they had established formally that Santander had acted unlawfully and committed wrongs, Santander made no apology for its unlawful acts and wrongdoings.
That is, Santander failed to apologise when wrongdoings and the basis for an apology had been established formally by our courts.
In an attempt to undo the damage Santander had inflicted, our courts ordered Santander to re-employ me (thereby save me from suffering loss and save it from having to pay Financial Compensation). However, Santander refused outright to re-employ me – the initial reason Santander gave for its refusal was because I had stood up to its racially motivated and unlawful acts.
Our courts highlighted Santander’s arrogance on the matter and ruled that it had disobeyed court orders without any good reason.
Our courts, therefore, had to proceed to the next remedy, i.e., Financial Compensation. There, our courts concluded that Santander’s racially motivated unlawful acts had inflicted life changing damage on me – destroying and ending my career. For years, Santander argued to our courts that it should not have to pay me any compensation at all for the damage it had inflicted on me. It even tried to float the comical idea that I was to blame for its racially motivated unlawful acts and for the ensuing destruction of my career. Our courts rejected all of Santander’s arguments. They clarified that I was in no way to blame. They clarified that Santander and its Directors were the wrongdoers before them.
Then, they ordered Santander to pay some substantial financial compensation, the level of which they increased in light of its failures to act properly.
Santander’s proven unlawful, indecent, self-serving nature is documented in British court records and judgements, which are available to the public to view (see the legal case Chagger vs Santander & Hopkins).
Santander’s and its officers’ conduct was so unprecedented that it made British legal history, causing our courts to create a significant new employment law (click here for details) which further protects victims of discrimination (not only Racial, but also the other forms of discrimination, e.g., Sex, Age, Disability, etc.).
Any views I expressed are mine alone. Neither GetWellSantander.com nor I are affiliated with Santander or any other parties mentioned. Note: Santander UK was formerly known as Abbey National.