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More needed to prevent sex bias

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    Gilbert v Midland Bank plc [1998] ET/2401266/98 (0 other reports)

A male trainee who was treated by his female manager in a more hostile and unfriendly manner than she treated his female colleagues, with the treatment culminating in his dismissal, was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of sex, rules a Manchester employment tribunal (Chair: J E Goodman) in Gilbert v Midland Bank plc. Despite the bank's equal opportunities policy and the training and guidance provided to employees, the tribunal did not believe that the bank had done enough to prevent the discrimination happening.

Anthony Gilbert was employed as a trainee with Midland Bank at its Heywood branch from 28 July 1997 to 31 December 1997, when he was dismissed.