An Employee and an Employer DEC- E2015-051

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    DEC- E2015-051
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Victimisation

The claim relates to victimisation of the complainant by the respondent for previous allegations of harassment on the sexual orientation ground. The complainant described these earlier events and the respondent argued that the majority of the claim was based on out of time incidents.

The Equality Officer considered the earlier incidents and decided that various incidents “all established a link. I took the view that the burden of proof to demonstrate that these matters were not linked was too heavy and accordingly I allowed the linkage”.

The purpose of establishing this linkage is unclear as these earlier incidents do not appear to be included in the description of the claim at the outset

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This article is correct at 18/11/2015

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