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Sex discrimination: No discrimination in denying accused harasser representation

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    Fire Brigades Union v Fraser [1998] IRLR 697 CS (0 other reports)

In Fire Brigades Union v Fraser 27.5.98 Court of Session, the Court of Session allows a trade union's appeal against an industrial tribunal's decision that it discriminated against a male firefighter accused of sexual harassment by a female colleague, when it chose to support the complainant and to deny him representation or financial or legal assistance at his disciplinary hearing. The Court holds that there was no evidence from which the tribunal could legitimately draw the inference that a female union member accused of harassment would have been treated differently.