Statement on recent tribunal outcome

Following the results of a recent employment tribunal, which found Moorfields racially discriminated against, harassed and victimised one of its former employees, chief executive Martin Kuper has issued the following response.

He said: “I am disappointed and deeply sorry that our colleague experienced this at Moorfields. We all deserve to be respected and treated with dignity.

I want to offer reassurance that this is not acceptable to our executive and Board, and that we are committed to learning from the findings of this employment tribunal and taking actions to ensure our hospital is an equitable place to work.

We are on a journey of improvement that we recognise will not always be easy. As part of this journey, we have refreshed our trust values and are continuing to roll out our active bystander training this year to support staff to feel empowered to call out unacceptable behaviour. When unacceptable behaviour is called out, we know that we need to respond and ensure actions are taken. To help with this, we are reviewing our Freedom to Speak Up process to strengthen our speaking up culture.

We are committed to eradicating racism and discrimination of all forms within our organisation.”



9 June 2023