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Pornography created humiliating environment

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Salmon v David and others [1998] ET/1100751/97 (1 other report)

    • £21,000 for injury to feelings

      1 September 2000

      A female prison officer who was subjected to sexual harassment whilst working in a predominantly male environment, culminating in offensive and sexually degrading remarks being made against her in the "dock book" by a male colleague, is awarded compensation of £77,345, including £21,000 for injury to feelings and aggravated damages, by an Ashford employment tribunal (Chair: V J Cooney) in Salmon v (1) David and (2) HM Prison Service.

The Prison Service unlawfully discriminated against a female prison officer by creating a humiliating working environment for her. She worked with colleagues who openly read pornographic magazines and who engaged in sexual banter which went beyond what was acceptable to right-thinking people, an Ashford employment tribunal (Chair: V Cooney) rules in Salmon v David and others.