Ms. A v A Retail Chain [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sexual Harassment; Employer Defense; Constructive Discriminatory Dismissal; Same facts proving different claims

This decision awards the full amount possible to the complainant, two years salary with the addition of interest.  It should be noted that some of the evidence is presented for the first time in the Equality Officer’s conclusions.


The complainant began working with the respondent at age 17 and she asserted that two supervisors began making inappropriate comments of a sexual nature to her from shortly after she was employed.  Comments were also made to her mother who was also an employee.  The Decision documents the alleged comments and an incident that took place during a night out.  The complainant complained after the night out and while initially denying any

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This article is correct at 20/09/2013

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