Waters v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [1997] IRLR 589 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: No victimisation because employer not vicariously liable

    Date:
    15 November 1997

    In Waters v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the Court of Appeal holds that, in order to qualify for statutory protection against victimisation for having alleged a discriminatory act, the claimant must have asserted facts which are capable of amounting in law to an act of sex discrimination.

  • Employer not liable for victimisation

    Date:
    1 November 1997

    In Waters v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (3 July 1997) EOR76A, the Court of Appeal rules that an employer could not be liable for victimising an employee who alleged that she was sexually harassed by a work colleague, where the alleged harassment was not committed in the course of employment.