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Sex discrimination: Failure to investigate sexual harassment complaint properly was discriminatory

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In Coyne v The Home Office 23.4.99 EAT 244/97, the EAT upholds the decision of an employment tribunal that an employer's failure to carry out a proper investigation into an employee's complaint of sexual harassment was unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sex. The tribunal should have asked itself directly whether or not the failure to carry out such an investigation, being the detriment alleged against the employer, was based on the gender of the employee.