This week's case of the week, provided by Jones Day, covers racial comments.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a remark by a director to a female manager that she might be "married off in India" constituted harassment within the meaning of s.3A of the Race Relations Act 1976.
Sue Johnstone, editor of Equal Opportunities Review, provides a round-up of some of the remedies that employment tribunals have awarded in harassment cases.
This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers employer liability for a third party's racial harassment.
In Gravell v London Borough of Bexley EAT/0587/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employee's claim for racial harassment in relation to her employer's policy of not challenging racist behaviour by customers should be allowed to proceed.
Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
In Thomas and another v Robinson, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal erred in law in finding that an employee was racially discriminated against by a single racist remark made by a colleague, without considering whether the words and/or conduct complained of had in fact caused her to suffer a detriment, and in preventing cross-examination of the employee on this point.
In Hussain v HM Prison Service, the EAT holds that the prison service was not liable for racial abuse directed at a prison officer by inmates of the prison.
A round up of recent significant case law.
In The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police v Liversidge, the EAT holds that a Chief Constable could not be vicariously liable for acts of race discrimination committed by one officer against another, under the Race Relations Act 1976 before it was amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to race-related harassment.