An Employee v An Employer [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Race; Dismissal; Harassment; Victimisation

The complainant is a black Nigerian national, who was a duty manager at a shop. It is common case that there was an altercation on the shop floor between the complainant and a more junior employee (Ms. X). She said he struck her, he denied that. He said he sought assistance from his own manager, whereas the employer argued that they would have expected him to have handled the matter in a better fashion and not argue with Ms. X on the shop floor in front of customers. The claimant was dismissed and argued that the actions of Ms. X and the employer constituted unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the race ground.

The employer used CCTV (without sound) as their main source

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This article is correct at 30/08/2011

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