Sex discrimination in the workplace

Sex discrimination in the workplace

The scenario

 

The employee, who was the only female employee employed in a department of our client’s business, brought a claim of sex discrimination. The employee alleged that she was harassed by her colleagues who told jokes and made comments which she found offensive. She alleged her health had been damaged. As a result, the claim was listed for a lengthy hearing with substantial compensation claimed.

 

Our approach

 

We represented the employer and successfully defended the claim. We were able to locate evidence which supported an argument that the employee had actively participated in the activities of the team and had sent images to her colleagues which were in breach of our client’s equal opportunities and IT policies.

 

The outcome

 

As a result, the employee withdrew her claim and costs were awarded to our client.

 

We were able to provide advice and assistance in dealing with press enquiries and in obtaining compensation from a national newspaper.

 

How we can help you

 

Brachers’ employment team are able to assist with all employment related matters including sexual discrimination cases. Please contact a member of our employment team for further advice.

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