Whitehouse v C&M Construction Limited [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Harassment; Membership of the Traveller Community; Discrimination

The complainant is a member of the Traveller community who was employed as a labourer on various sites by the respondent. It is agreed that when some scrap metal was stolen, a supervisor called the complainant and left a message asking him to “tell your cousins not to come back to the site again”.

The Equality Officer considered the respondent’s Personal Harassment Policy and found it complied with SI 208 of 2012. She also found that the respondent’s Health and Safety Officer responded appropriately when the matter came to her attention. However, the Equality Officer found that the respondent “manifestly did not prevent the incident occurring”. She also noted that the person who had left

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This article is correct at 29/10/2014

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