Thomas and another v Robinson [2003] IRLR 7 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Racial harassment: Racially abusive comment does not automatically result in "detriment"

    4 April 2003

    In Thomas and another v Robinson, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal erred in law in finding that an employee was racially discriminated against by a single racist remark made by a colleague, without considering whether the words and/or conduct complained of had in fact caused her to suffer a detriment, and in preventing cross-examination of the employee on this point.