Annabel Mackay, managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.
This case has colourful facts, but also important lessons for employers about preventing, and dealing with, allegations of sex discrimination.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has provided guidance on remedies for discrimination claims including injury to feelings, aggravated damages and recommendations issued by tribunals.
This case is worth reading as an example of how an employer's failure to address a manager's unacceptable behaviour can lead to further claims from the employee.
Richard Ryan, associate, Helen Ward, associate, and Tori O'Neil, trainee solicitor, Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has said that the Court of Appeal ruling in Oyarce v Cheshire County Council  IRLR 653 CA, where it was held that the reversal of the burden of proof is not applicable in race victimisation cases, does not apply to sex discrimination claims.
The House of Lords has established, in St Helens Borough Council v Derbyshire and others (25 April 2007), that when determining whether an employer's conduct amounts to victimisation, it must be considered from the alleged victim's perspective.
This week's case of the week, provided by Dundas & Wilson, covers victimisation for making an equal pay claim.
In St Helens Borough Council v Derbyshire and others  UKHL 16 HL, the House of Lords has held that a council victimised school catering staff bringing equal pay claims by sending letters to them stating that continuing to pursue their claims could lead to redundancies.
In Allen v GMB  ET/2506025/05, the employment tribunal has held that the GMB was liable for sex discrimination and victimisation in failing to pursue Middlesbrough Borough Council in connection with a long-running equal pay dispute.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sex-related victimisation.