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Not liable for third-party harassment

This report relates to 2 case(s)

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    Case no. 1800426/98 15 June 1998 ET (0 other reports)

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    Thompson v Black Country Housing Association Ltd [1998] ET/1301643/98 (0 other reports)

In case no. 1800426/98 15 June 1998 ET, a Leeds employment tribunal (Chair: G P Sigsworth) rules that the employer was not liable for the sexual harassment of a female employee by a male contractor because it did not have sufficient control over whether it happened or not. In Thompson v Black Country Housing Association Ltd [1998] ET/1301643/98, a Birmingham employment tribunal (Chair: A J McCarry) rejects a race discrimination claim from a black care worker who, over a long period, was subjected to racial abuse from a resident in the care home in which she worked, and holds that the employer did all that could reasonably be expected of it to prevent or lessen the harassment.