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Liability for racial harassment

This report relates to 2 case(s)

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    Jones v Tower Boot Co Ltd [1993] IT/35492/92 (0 other reports)

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    Stone v Vision Prints Ltd [1993] IT/59291/92 (0 other reports)

In Jones v Tower Boot Co Ltd1 and Stone v Vision Prints Ltd2 two cases of racial harassment at the workplace where signs were stuck on the applicants' backs, one bearing the words "Chipmonks are go" and the other "Paki lover", opposite conclusions are reached on employer liability. In Jones, a Bedford industrial tribunal (Chair: J G Drysdale) rules that the harassment comprised an authorised act which was carried out in an unauthorised way and therefore the employer was vicariously liable.