A Store and a Worker [2016] EDA163

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Sexual Harassment; Time Limits; Manager’s Knowledge; Antecedent Measures; Subsequent Investigation Irrelevant to Defence

The complainant was employed by a major retailer as a general operative/sales assistant who worked exclusively at night stacking shelves. Two male workers performed similar duties in an adjacent aisle. It is the behaviour of these male workers, one in particular, that is the subject of the complaint. The complainant raised her difficulties with her manager on occasion but eventually she reported her difficulties directly to HR. The manager had a diary in which he recorded serious incidents but none of the incidents complained of by the complainant were recorded in it. 

The respondent raised the timeliness of some incidents as they took place outside the six months prior to the

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This article is correct at 11/03/2016

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