Section 14 A (2) Employment Equality Acts – Importance in Defending Harassment Claims

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 27 October 2020
Alison Martin
DWF
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.

Background

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.

Harassment

The Claimant alleged that he was

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This article is correct at 27/10/2020
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Alison Martin
DWF

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