Heafield v Times Newspaper Ltd EAT/1305/12
Reports relating to this case:
Religion or belief discrimination: Context of remark is important in assessing whether or not it constituted harassment
- 11 June 2013
In Heafield v Times Newspaper Ltd EAT/1305/12, the EAT held that there was no harassment based on religion or belief when an employee took offence at a colleague's comment using an expletive when referring to the Pope. In the context in which the remark was made, it could not reasonably be viewed as sufficiently offensive to amount to harassment.
Religious discrimination: colleague's enquiry using expletive about Pope story did not constitute harassment
- 21 February 2013
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a tribunal decision that the context of a remark is important when assessing whether or not it constituted harassment.