Review of Recently Upheld Equality Decisions

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 8 November 2012 Issues covered:

The Equality Tribunal has published six upheld cases on employment equality decided in August 2012.

* The first case was only upheld on an equal pay point but raises interesting issue on illegal employment relationships.

* The second and third cases involve substantial awards. The second case raises the issue of alleged sexual harassment of a teacher by students. It is significant as it emphasises that ‘third party harassment’ of an employee by non-employees, is covered by the Employment Equality Acts and also highlights the difficult of substantiating such allegations. It is also a cautionary tale in that the school, having defended itself on the handling of the allegations, lost the case

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