Section 14 A (2) Employment Equality Acts – Importance in Defending Harassment ClaimsPosted in : Equality Law Decisions on 27 October 2020 Issues covered: Discrimination and Equality; Reasonable Steps Defence; Employment Equality Acts
Employee's claim of harassment not upheld where the employer took steps to prevent reoccurrence of harassment
The recent case of Victor Kings Oluebube v CPL Solutions Limited t/a Flexsource Recruitment ADJ-00024254, looked at the issue of harassment and a defence to harassment pursuant to Section 14(2) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015.
The Claimant, a Nigerian national, commenced employment as a warehouse operative with the Respondent, a recruitment agency on the 14th January 2019. He was assigned work with one of the Respondent's clients. He claimed he was racially abused and discriminated against on the grounds of his race.
The Claimant alleged that he was
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