Sexual Harassment In The Workplace – A Subjective Test?

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 15 November 2022
Dermot Casserly
DWF (Ireland) LLP
Issues covered: Sexual Harassment; Dignity at Work Training; Dress Codes

Dermot Casserly, Partner, and Leah Traynor, Trainee Solicitor, DWF (Ireland) LLP discuss a recent sexual harassment case, A Waitress v A Café ADJ-00035326, in which the complainant left her position after four weeks due to an offensive and humiliating remark by her supervisor.

The complainant started working as a waitress in the respondent’s restaurant on August 1st, 2021.  She generally worked for 16 hours a week, and she was paid an hourly rate of €10.50.  She left her job about four weeks later as a result of what she claims was an offensive and humiliating remark that the respondent made which caused her to be to upset to continue in her job.

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Dermot Casserly
DWF (Ireland) LLP

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