Attila Marton Ajtai v McDonnell Brothers Agricultural Ltd.

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

The complainant is a Hungarian national of the Roma community.  In 2010 he alleged that two colleagues made racial slurs against him, including comments relating to ‘white power’ and making the Nazi salute.  He received slaps to his neck while eating his lunch and on three occasions in one week he tasted soap in his sandwiches.  The complainant made a number of verbal complaints.  He also reported the matter to the Gardaí.  He alleges that his manager shouted at him for going to the Gardaí and Citizens Information Centre.  The respondent asserts that the complaints were investigated and that it formally interviewed the two alleged offenders who both denied the

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