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Employers not liable for proven sexual harassment

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    Balgobin and Francis v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [1987] IRLR 401 EAT (0 other reports)

In Balgobin and Francis v London Borough of Tower Hamlets (14.7.87) EOR15C, the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's finding that the employers were not vicariously liable for acts of sexual harassment committed by their employee where they did not know of the harassment, had a proper system of staff supervision, and had made known their policy of equal opportunities. The EAT also finds that requiring the women to continue to work with their harasser while the complaints were being investigated was not less favourable treatment on grounds of their sex.