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Direct liability for harassment

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Burton v De Vere Hotels (18 September 1996), the EAT rules that an employer subjects an employee to the detriment of racial harassment if it causes or permits the racial harassment to occur in circumstances in which it can control whether it happens or not.

The issues

The specific issue raised by this important test case concerns an employer's liability for third-party harassment.