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Case round-up: employers' liability for harassment by a third party and disability discrimination

This report relates to 2 case(s)

This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: employers' liability for harassment by a third party; and disability discrimination.

Employer can be held liable for acts of contractors

Ree v Redrow Homes (Yorkshire) Limited, EAT, EAT/0035/03

In this decision, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) decided that an employer could be held liable for disability discrimination arising from the acts of third parties, in the same way that it could for sex and race discrimination.