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When racial insults are detrimental treatment

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    De Souza v The Automobile Association [1986] IRLR 103 CA (0 other reports)

De Souza v The Automobile Association (Court of Appeal, 19.12.85) EOR6B holds that a racial insult or racial or sexual harassment will be unlawful detrimental treatment where its effect is such that a reasonable employee could complain that it damaged his or her working environment.


Mrs de Souza, a black woman, was employed as a secretary/personal assistant.