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Suggestion that toy helicopter be landed on employee's turban was harassment

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    Bal v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Jobcentre Plus) ET/1303255/08 (0 other reports)

Bal v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Jobcentre Plus) ET/1303255/08

religion or belief discrimination | harassment | turban

This case demonstrates how a one-off office joke can result in liability for discrimination.

Practical tips

There is little that the employer in this case could have done to prevent the unlawful discriminatory conduct, but employers should always implement bullying and harassment procedures, and ensure that their employees are fully aware of the standards expected of them.